Psychotropic Use in RTFS
The Quality Collaborative on Improving the Use of Psychotropic Medications with Youth in Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs)* was a three year initiative (2016-2019) in which participating residential treatment providers worked together to collaboratively review practices and developed and implemented strategies to improve psychotropic medications prescribing for children and youth in care.
Nine RTFs from across the nation were selected to participate and were supported through a learning collaborative model and use of a CQI tool, to identify objectives and strategies, and track individual and common process and outcome indicators using a continuous quality improvement structure, adapted from the Quality Improvement Framework developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS), a core partner in the TA Network. The TA Network led the collaborative, providing clinical and program related technical assistance to support participating RTFs and facilitate the peer-to-peer learning model. For more information, please contact Morgan Bosset at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Adapted from the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. Collaborative on Improving the Use of Psychotropic Medication among Children and Youth in Foster Care.
To access our resources, please visit the Clinical Best Practices resources page and click on TA Network Quality Collaborative on Improving the Use of Psychotropic Medication for Youth in Residential Treatment Facilities.