Parent Guides for Understanding Treatment

Facts for Families

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 Resource Centers

Resources for Mental Health Professionals

Ethical Guidelines

Policy/Position Statements

Practice Parameters

AACAP has published over 30 Practice Parameters on various mental illnesses such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Language/Learning Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and many more.  The Practice Parameters are designed to assist clinicians in providing high quality assessment and treatment that is consistent with the best available scientific evidence and clinical consensus.

Practice Parameters describe generally accepted practices, but are not intended to define a standard of care, nor should they be deemed inclusive of all proper methods of care or exclusive of other legitimate methods of care directed at obtaining the desired results. 

Click here for a listing of all AACAP Practice Parameters

Additional Helpful Resources

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the flagship journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is the leading journal focusing exclusively on today's psychiatric research and treatment of the child and adolescent.  The Journal publishes peer-reviewed studies of diagnostic reliability and validity, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment efficacy, and mental health services effectiveness.  To search for information on specific psychiatric medications, please visit the Journal’s website.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

National Institute on Mental Health Booklet on Medications

The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) has developed an online medication booklet to assist mental health patients and families with understanding how and why medications may be used as part of their treatment for mental disorders.

NIMH - Online Medication Booklet