reducing the use of psychotropic medications in foster youth


Brent Wilson M.D.

Job Title

Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist





Presentation Summary: As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Brent Wilson will take the audience through  factual data regarding the overuse of psychotropic medications in foster youth.  This lecture will explore strategies for reducing their overuse in children receiving mental health services through the state welfare system.  Through Dr. Wilson's exstensive work with many of Georgia state government agencies he has put in place best practise guidelines in the planning decisions for children who are the most vulnerable to symptoms of mental illness. 
BIO/Experience: Dr. Brent Wilson is a Board - certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.  He completeed his residency and fellowship at Emory University, where he is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor.  Dr. Wilson's work focuses on the psychiatric care of foster children.  To promote this issue he founded the Child Welfare Collaborative, a non profit agency that provides technical policy recommendations to government agencies, as well as medical consulations and educational trainings to parents and professionals responsible for the care of foster children.  A native of Maryland, Dr. Wilson currently lives and practises medicine in Atlanta, and is a director of one of the state's psychiatric crisis stabilization units for children.