Child Welfare Collaborative, bringing awareness to the misuse and overmedication of children in today’s foster care system
Dr. Brent Wilson, the Founder of the Child Welfare Collaborative, a non-profit dedicated to brings awareness to the misuse and overmedication of children in today’s foster care system joins Enterprise Radio.
The CWC assists state and non-profit agencies to assure there is appropriate oversite of psychotropic medications for foster children.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Brent Wilson discuss the following:
- Tell me about starting the Child Welfare Collaborative organization. What is the organization do?
- Why did you decide to start the Collaborative? Was there a particular moment that made you want to get involved and start your own nonprofit?
- How do you motivate other organizations and people to collaborate with you and the Child Welfare Collaborative?
- How or what is a trend that excites you?
- What is one habit that makes you a successful entrepreneur and leader?
- How does the future look for the Child Welfare Collaborative? In terms of growth and bringing change to the overmedication of children in the foster care system?
- Do you have any advice for our listeners looking to start a new organization or company?
Dr. Brent Wilson is a child and adolescent psychiatrist based in Atlanta, Georgia. His clinical practice focuses on under insured children in state-funded psychiatric and juvenile justice facilities. He has presented extensively on the topic of psychotropic medication use in foster children for child welfare professionals, juvenile court attorneys and judges, social workers, and foster parents across the United States. In 2011 Dr. Wilson formed the Child Welfare Collaborative, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of foster children. Through CWC Dr. Wilson is active as a trainer and consultant, assisting state and non-profit agencies with designing systems to assure appropriate oversight of psychotropic medications for foster children.
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Wilson attended Davidson College, where he earned a BA in Spanish and a BS in Chemistry. He completed medical school at the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Wilson’s residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry were both completed at Emory University. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Phone: +1 404-923-0426
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