Facts for Families

Facts for Families
AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.

 
Parents Med Guide

Parents Med Guide
The AACAP and American Psychiatric Association have developed practical medication guides for parents on ADHD, Depression, and Bipolar disorders.

 
Resource Centers

Resource Centers
AACAP Resource Centers empower consumers through patient education. Each AACAP Resource Center contains consumer-friendly definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, clinical resources, expert videos, and abstracts from the JAACAP, Scientific Proceedings and Facts for Families relevant to each disorder.

 
Child & Adolescent Mental Illness & Drug Abuse Statistics

Child & Adolescent Mental Illness & Drug Abuse Statistics
A brief overview of child and adolescent mental illness and drug abuse statistics is provided.

 
A Guide to Using Health Care Benefits

A Guide to Using Health Care Benefits
AACAP developed this guide for parents with concise information on how to use their insurance to access mental health care.

 
Finding the Right Care

Finding the Right Care
This is a companion guide to "A Guide To Using Health Care Benefits", which helps parents understand the first steps to take to obtain care, the kinds of mental health providers to consider, and how to advocate for their child.

 
Living with Mental Illness: Books, Stories and Memoirs

Living with Mental Illness: Books, Stories and Memoirs
AACAP’s Consumer Issues Committee has developed a list of bibliotherapy resources for patients, families and clinicians. These books can be rich educational tools and therapeutic resources. Some of the books listed below are written in the voice of a young child with mental illness, some are fictional stories with helpful themes, and some are firsthand accounts written by patients or families about their personal experience with mental illness. The material in some books may not be appropriate for every reader. The clinician or parent should review the material first and use good judgment before recommending books to specific patients or children.