Talking to Children about Violence

In the wake of the horrific acts of violence that played out at Franklin Regional Senior High in Murrysville, PA our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this tragic event.

As an association dedicated to protecting the health of children everywhere, we are deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence.

In hopes of helping families cope with such events AACAP compiled the following resources:



Advocacy Day is Fast Approaching—Please Make Sure to Sign Up Today!

Advocacy DayRegistration is open for AACAP’s annual Advocacy Day. Join us May 8th and 9th in Washington, D.C!

Advocacy Day is the Academy’s premier meeting focusing on the major federal issues impacting child and adolescent psychiatry. The meeting will serve to prepare members to effectively engage in the current legislative, regulatory, and political process. Members will partner with residents, family members, and youths to help educate lawmakers and their staff on Capitol Hill about the serious mental health challenges facing America.

Act soon to confirm your attendance and book your room at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave NW) as space is rapidly filling up!

For more information, contact Zachary Kahan, Legislative Coordinator, at zkahan@aacap.org.



ADHD Parents Medication Guide

Revised July 2013

ADHD Parents Medication Guide

Check out AACAP’s ADHD Parents Medication Guide in English and Spanish.

Updates to the guide include the addition of new research about children with ADHD in school, the transition of adolescents with ADHD into college and adulthood, and more effective treatments.

“We hope this Guide will aid families to better understand the advances being made in ADHD and its treatment, and to serve as a useful tool for clinicians caring for individuals with this disorder,” said Theodore Petti, M.D., medication guide workgroup chair.

The guide was revised by a workgroup from AACAP including contributions from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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