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Judith McGuinness

I would engage with the psychiatric/therapy team first to be clear on the child’s diagnosis (if there is one) and medications (if applicable). I would make sure to familiarize with symptoms and possible side effects of medications. I would speak with the the resource parent to check on how the child’s behavior and affect has been and to make sure the resource parent is monitoring medication. I would speak to the child, trying to avoid any triggers and ask them how they are feeling and if they feel they are lacking in any way (age appropriateness).