What You Need to Know: Strategies for Psychotropic Med Management in Remote Programming

What You Need to Know: Strategies for Psychotropic Med Management in Remote Programming

Psychotropic medications are fairly ubiquitous on programs that cater to youth and emerging adults. Some medications have potential for abuse or for suicide; some have environmental contraindications; some are illegal in many countries outside the US; some may be discontinued for short periods with little serious effect and some cannot. This session will look at what you need to know for supervision in the field and will discuss an array for strategic management.

Speaker: Bill Frederick

Bill Frederick is the founder and director of Lodestone Safety International providing training and program development for educational and service organizations operating overseas. Prior to that he was the Director of Safety at The School for Field Studies (SFS) for eight years. He has served as project leader for the Forum on Education Abroad’s pilot incident database and as co chair for the inaugural Forum Standards Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Security. He has led numerous international safety reviews and served for 16 years with Outward Bound. As a senior instructor and faculty committee member for Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA), he has taught emergency medicine to educators, rescue teams and international service organizations in over a dozen countries and designed WMA’s Travel Medicine First Aid course. He holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Colorado and an M.Ed from Harvard University.


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