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In alignment with our mission and the mission of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics, the Adoption Medicine Clinic strives to educate families, physicians, medical trainees, social workers, and other professions that support children who have been adopted or that have been placed in foster care. Our resources include printable handouts, video content, podcasts, medical journal publications, and more. The content provided covers a wide range of topics regarding both physical health and mental health of children. 

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Former Adoption Medicine Clinic, Development Behavioral Pediatric Fellow and now esteemed colleague, Dr. Adam Langenfeld recently spoke with Creating a Family about understanding psychotropic medications.
Children that have been adopted or that are in foster care are at a significantly higher chance of being placed on psychotropic medications. In this podcast you learn about the various types of psychotropic medications, their benefits, risks and how you can best support your children while on these types of medications.

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Listen to Podcast with Dr. Langenfeld

Read AAP Article about Foster Care & Psychotropic Medication