The APMRT* project was created as a collaboration between Auburn University and Alabama Department of Human Resources in an effort to reduce the amount of psychotropic medications used to treat Alabama foster children. Instead of relying solely on the use of medication, the APMRT is a team of medical professionals and board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) who work together to introduce behavioral strategies to address difficult behaviors shown by children in foster care. Our hope is that by introducing these behavior management strategies, medical health professionals will be able to decrease the amount of unnecessary or unhelpful medications prescribed to Alabama's foster youth.
This project currently serves foster youth in Autauga, Bullock, Chilton, Elmore, Jefferson, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Russell and Shelby counties.
*Note: This project has been approved by the Auburn University Institutional Review Board.