For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2010 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will host more than 160 members and families affected by mental illnesses for Advocacy Day Friday May 7, 2010.
"We are honored to have parents and youth joining us for Advocacy Day. There is truly no better way to advocate for the needs of children with mental illness than to have child psychiatrists partner with families who face these challenges everyday," said AACAP President Laurence L. Greenhill, M.D.
Experts in the field and families of children suffering from mental illnesses will travel from more than 35 states and assemble on Capitol Hill to learn how the legislative process works, advocate for mental health issues before Congress and connect with congressmen and staff.
A highlight of the event is AACAP member Dr. Steven J. Cozza's special briefing for participants about the emotional and psychological affects of children of combat veterans.
To discuss Advocacy Day please contact Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing over 8,000 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.