What is Advocacy?
Advocacy = the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something. Advocating for yourself is one of the most empowering things. Whether you are advocating for your right for treatment, access to services or to erase stigma.
Advocating for Yourself in Treatment
These Tip Sheets were developed to provide guidance for how child and adolescent psychiatrists can more effectively communicate and partner with young people.
Advocating for Youth Voice
Many states have local and national youth organization. Find out about different organizations in your area and across the country.
AACAP Advocacy Section
AACAP partners with our members in advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels to improve policies and services for children and adolescents with mental illness. We work to educate policymakers and administrators about issues affecting child and adolescent psychiatry and children's mental health and regularly engage our members on pertinent legislation and regulatory activities.
The information on this website should not be taken as medical advice, which can only be given to you by your personal health care professionals.