The Connecticut Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Receives AACAP’s 2013 Catcher in the Rye Award to a Regional Organization

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
rgrant@aacap.org

Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
ccamacho@aacap.org

Washington, D.C., September 12, 2013 - 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.

The leadership and membership of the Connecticut Council advocated for children and families in the aftermath of Newtown and provided an emergency mental health model to guide other states. Faced with horrific events, the Council responded in a timely manner and was instrumental in the passage of the state’s Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act.

The AACAP Catcher in the Rye Award was named after J.D. Salinger’s classic novel. It is administered by the AACAP’s Assembly and recognizes a regional organization for outstanding dedication to child and adolescent psychiatry.

For more information on the award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, AACAP Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300 ext. 154 or ccamacho@aacap.org.

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Representing over 8,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.

AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.