April Carlson

LA County Department of Children and Family Services

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Former case worker for the LA County Department of Children and Family Services

April Carlson on KCRW

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Are Psychiatric Meds Over-Prescribed to LA Foster Kids?

Congress has ordered the states to improve their oversight of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs being given to kids when they're in foster care or the justice system.

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LA County's  Department of Children and Family Services  receives 160,000 child-abuse hotline calls every year.

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LA County's Department of Children and Family Services receives 160,000 child-abuse hotline calls every year.

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