DCF studies failures in child’s hanging death

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A 25-year-old woman who spent a decade in foster care told Department of Children and Families officials she believes children in foster care are overdiagnosed and overmedicated.

Kimberly Foster made the comments to state officials Thursday in Fort Lauderdale.

Officials are reviewing system wide failures that led to the hanging death of 7-year-old foster child Gabriel Myers. Two issues keep returning: the alarming use of psychotropic medications and an inability for doctors, foster parents and case works to track these powerful medications.

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