AACAP Announces Ülkü Ülgür, M.D. International Scholar Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce the Ülkü Ülgür, M.D. International Scholar Award. This award, made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Ülgür, recognizes either a child and adolescent psychiatrist or physician from Turkey, or other international countries, who has made significant contributions to mental health services for children and adolescents.
December 19, 2013

James C. MacIntyre, M.D. Receives AACAP’s 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to an Individual
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) announced James C. MacIntyre, M.D., as the recipient of the 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to an Individual. The award recognizes Dr. MacIntyre’s tireless advocacy and work on behalf of children and families in New York and North Carolina.
September 12, 2013

The Connecticut Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Receives AACAP’s 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Regional Organization
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) announced the Connecticut Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as the recipient of the 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Regional Organization. The award recognizes the Council’s efforts in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy and dedication to responding to the long- and short-term needs of children and families in Connecticut.
September 12, 2013

The Coding Subcommittee of Healthcare Access and Economics Receives AACAP’s 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Committee
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) announced the Coding Subcommittee of Healthcare Access and Economics Committee as the recipient of the 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Committee. The award recognizes the Subcommittee’s efforts and dedication to child and adolescent psychiatry through increasing healthcare access with a new CPT coding structure for better coding and reimbursement.
September 12, 2013

AACAP Announces New Parents’ Medication Guide on ADHD
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) proudly presents its newly revised medication guide for parents on treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
August 5, 2013

AACAP's New Practice Parameter for Cultural Competency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Practice
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce its newest practice parameter focusing on cultural competency for child and adolescent psychiatrists to better serve the growing demographic of culturally diverse children and adolescents in America.
June 28, 2013

AACAP Promotes Equality and Civil Rights
With today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) shares its related resources.
June 26, 2013

AACAP Applauds President Obama's National Mental Health Conference
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) applauds the White House for hosting a National Mental Health Conference. Martin J. Drell, M.D., AACAP president, and Paramjit Joshi, M.D., AACAP president-elect, are participating in the conference today.
June 3, 2013

AACAP and AAP Applaud Legislation to Reduce Pediatric Workforce Shortages
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announce their support for H.R. 1827: Pediatric Subspecialty and Mental Health Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2013 introduced today by U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (D-Conn.). The legislation would renew the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program that will help improve access to mental health providers and reduce wait times for families in need of specialty medical care for their children.
May 7, 2013

AACAP Honors US Representative Al Franken with the 2013 Friends of Children's Mental Health Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) as this year's recipient of the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award. The award was established in 2008 to honor those who have made significant contributions to society through support of child and adolescent psychiatry.
May 1, 2013

AACAP Honors US Representative Joe Courtney with the 2013 Friends of Children's Mental Health Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (D- CT) as this year's recipient of the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award. The award was established in 2008 to honor those who have made significant contributions to support children with mental health needs, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
May 1, 2013

AACAP Achieves Accreditation with Commendation Status
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) announces that it has achieved the status of Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
April 29, 2013

AACAP Applauds President Obama on Gun Control Proposals
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) applauds President Obama on his proposals to reduce gun violence, which include making improvements to our nation's children's mental health system.
January 16, 2013

AACAP Meets with Vice President Biden's Gun Violence Taskforce
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) thanks President Obama and Vice President Biden for bringing together mental health and disability organizations to discuss how to improve access to mental health services.
January 10, 2013

AACAP Applauds the AMA on Recommending Further Research and Guidance on the Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Medication
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) for adopting a report recommending the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) assist in developing guidance for physicians on the use of atypical antipsychotic medications in pediatric patients, and encouraging ongoing federally funded studies on long-term efficacy and safety.
November 13, 2012

AACAP's 2012 Catcher in the Rye Humanitarian Award Given to Garen and Shari Staglin
Shari and Garen Staglin are the recipients of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's (AACAP) 2012 Catcher in the Rye Award. The award recognizes the Staglin's tireless efforts to end the stigma of mental illness.
October 24, 2012

Rebecca Hommer, M.D., Receives AACAP Beatrix A. Hamburg Award for the Best New Research Poster
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Rebecca Hommer, M.D., as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Beatrix A. Hamburg Award for the Best New Research Poster by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident. This award recognizes Dr. Hommer for her poster, "Attention Bias to Threat Faces in Severe Mood Dysregulation."
September 19, 2012

Peter Buckley, M.D., Selected to Receive AACAP's Cancro Academic Leadership Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce Peter Buckley, M.D., Dean of the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Cancro Academic Leadership Award.
September 19, 2012

Paula Riggs, M.D., Receives AACAP Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce Paula Riggs, M.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, as the AACAP Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder recipient. Dr. Riggs receives the award in recognition for her paper, "Randomized Controlled Trial of Osmotic-Release Methylphenidate With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorders," published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
September 19, 2012

Christopher J. McDougle, M.D., Receives AACAP George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Christopher J. McDougle, M.D., Director, Lurie Center for Autism; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Nancy Lurie Marks Professor in the Field of Autism, Harvard Medical School, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities.
September 19, 2012

Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., Receives AACAP Irving Philips Award for Prevention
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and Academic Director, Bradley Hospital, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Irving Philips Award for Prevention.
September 19, 2012

AACAP Honors Three Medical Students with the 2012 AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Brennin Brown, Felipe Castillo, and Ashley Elizabeth Dye Ford as recipients of the 2012 AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
September 19, 2012

David Axelson, M.D., Receives AACAP Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce David Axelson, M.D., as the recipient of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide for his paper, "Course of Subthreshold Bipolar Disorder in Youth: Diagnostic Progression From Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified," published in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
September 19, 2012

Larry Brown, M.D., Receives AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is pleased to announce Larry Brown, M.D., as the recipient of the AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement for his paper, "Safe Thinking and Affect Regulation (STAR): Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention in Alternative/Therapeutic Schools," published in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
September 19, 2012

Ann Alaoglu, M.D., Receives AACAP 2012 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Psychotherapy Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Ann Alaoglu, M.D., and the Chestnut Lodge Study Group, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award.
September 19, 2012

Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., Receives AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director, North Carolina Child Treatment Program, Center for Child & Family Health, Duke University Medical Center, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence.
September 19, 2012

Stacy S. Drury, M.D., Ph.D., Named AACAP's Robinson-Cunningham Award Recipient
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Stacy S. Drury, M.D., Ph.D., as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Robinson Cunningham Award for the Best Paper by a Resident. This award recognizes Dr. Drury for her paper, "Telomere Length and Early Severe Social Deprivation: Linking Early Adversity and Cellular Aging," published in Molecular Psychiatry in 2011.
September 19, 2012

Steven Adelsheim, M.D., Receives AACAP's Sidney Berman Award for School-Based Study and Intervention for Learning Disorders and Mental Health
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is pleased to announce Steven Adelsheim, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Family/Community Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, as the recipient of AACAP's 2012 Sidney Berman Award for School-Based Study and Intervention for Learning Disorders and Mental Health.
September 19, 2012

Maryland Pao, M.D., Receives AACAP's Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is pleased to announce that Maryland Pao, M.D., Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the recipient of the 2012 Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award.
September 11, 2012

AACAP Selects Eight Medical Students for the Summer Medical Student Fellowships supported by AACAP's Campaign for America's Kids
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Jarrad Aguirre, Amna Aziz, Kevin Coughlin, Jennifer Anne Cueto, Anne Lauer, Jacquelin Rankine, Jennifer Townsend, and Yan Wang as recipients of the AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships supported by AACAP's Campaign for America's Kids.
August 30, 2012

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Recognized as an Approved Charity for the Combined Federal Campaign
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is an approved charity for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) which opened September 1 and runs through December 15, 2012.
September 11, 2012

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's 59th Annual Meeting
AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting will be held October 23-28, 2012, in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Registration is free for all members of the media.
August 30, 2012

AACAP Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Life without Parole for Juveniles
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that, "mandatory life without parole for those under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on 'cruel and unusual punishments.'" The 5-4 ruling represents a victory in the recognition that adolescents are different from adults.
June 25, 2012

Louis Kraus, M.D., Re-Elected to Council on Science & Public Health for the American Medical Association
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to congratulate member Louis Kraus, M.D. on his re-election to the Council on Science and Public Health for the American Medical Association (AMA).
June 20, 2012

AACAP Honors US Representative Jim McDermott with the 2012 Friends of Children's Mental Health Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce U.S. Representative Jim McDermott (WA) as this year's recipient of the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award. The award was established in 2008 to honor those who have made significant contributions to support children with mental health needs, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
May 8, 2012

AACAP Honors US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse with the 2012 Friends of Children's Mental Health Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) as this year's recipient of the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award. The award was established in 2008 to honor those who have made significant contributions to society through support of child and adolescent psychiatry.
May 8, 2012

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Families Gather on Capitol Hill to Support AACAP's Advocacy Day
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will host more than 200 child and adolescent psychiatrists, mental health professionals, and families affected by mental illnesses for Advocacy Day on Friday, May 11, 2012 on Capitol Hill.
May 7, 2012

AACAP Draws Attention to Issue of Bullying
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) supports the recently released documentary "Bully," by providing resources for bullying prevention.
March 30, 2012

AACAP Submits Amici Curiae Brief on Life Without Parole for Juveniles
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recommends opposing the imposition of life without parole as punishment for homicidal crimes committed by juveniles.
March 20, 2012

AACAP Speaks Out Against Bullying
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) supports President Obama and the Cartoon Network's campaign against bullying by providing resources for bullying prevention.
March 15, 2012

AACAP Releases: CAP-tivated: A Short Story about Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently released its film CAP-tivated: A Short Story about Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a resource for teaching medical students and general psychiatry residents about child and adolescent psychiatry.
March 6, 2012

AACAP Provides Guidance on Medication Use with Youth in Community-Based Systems of Care
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce the completion of its Guide for Community Child Serving Agencies on Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents. The guide, developed with partial support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), aims to help agencies and service providers improve policies and systems for medication use with children and youth in community-based systems of care.
February 28, 2012