A Critical Look at the Foster Care System
Medication of Children


1. Steven Goldsmith, "Medicating Foster Care Prescriptions Given to Children Are Soaring Out of State Control," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (March 31, 1997)

2. Steven Goldsmith, "Drugging Kids is Cheaper Than Therapy," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (April 2, 1997)

3. Jean Davidson, "State Child Care Agency Sued By ACLU," Chicago Tribune, (June 30, 1988)

4. United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, B.H., C.H., J.E., C.Z., E.G., O.G., S.G., C.G., P.G., and A.G. v. Sue Suter, Consent Decree, December 20, 1991.

5. Renny Golden, Disposable Children: America's Child Welfare System, (Belmont, Ca.: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1997) pp. 177 - 178.

6. Golden, p. 34.

7. Steven Goldsmith, "Medicating Foster Care Prescriptions Given to Children Are Soaring Out of State Control," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (March 31, 1997)

8. James Rainey, "Grand Jury Cites Abuses in Group Foster Homes," Los Angeles Times, (April 9, 1997)

9. James Rainey, "Reforms Called For in Group Foster Homes," Los Angeles Times, (April 10, 1997)

10. San Diego County Grand Jury, Report No. 7, The Crisis in Foster Care, June 29, 1992

11. U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families of the Committee on Ways and Means, No Place to Call Home: Discarded Children in America (Washington, D.C.: January 12, 1990), p. 50.

12. Paul Craig Roberts, "When The Rule of Law Yields to Power," Washington Times, (February 7, 1997)

13. Steven Goldsmith, "Drugs and Doubt in Wenatchee Medications Cloud Investigation of Sex Cases," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (April 2, 1997)

14. Helen Altonn, "Embattled Agencies Fight to Keep Abuse at Bay," Honolulu Star-Bulletin, (April 18, 1996)

15. Gloria Negri, "1990 Reports of Child Abuse, Neglect Up," Boston Globe, (August 16, 1991)


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