Tisha Ortiz

Other, Policy Advocate (Bay Area, California Statewide, Central Coast, Central Valley, Eastern California, Northern District, Sacramento Region, Southwestern California)

Tisha Ortiz is a 23 year old foster youth who is currently attending California State University, East Bay in Hayward pursuing a Criminal Justice Administration bachelor degree and plans to attend law school. Tisha is a former foster youth advocate through the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and is on the Youth Advisory Board at National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) and a current participating member in California Youth Connection (CYC).


Tags: Foster Youth, Mental Health
Links: @tishaO92 | (Current as of: SELECT DATE)


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Foster Youth are Traumatized Enough: Why Psych Meds Should be Better Regulated

Tisha Ortiz
Chronicle of Social Change
July 29, 2016
According to San Jose Mercury News’ Drugging Our Kids series, foster kids in California are 3.5 times more likely than other adolescents in the U.S. to be put on a psychotropic drug.



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