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., November 10, 2010 - The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are proud to announce the second annual New Jersey Forum on Children's Health, November 17, 2010, at 7:00 pm, at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, NJ.
"The NJ Forum on Children's Health serves as a unique opportunity for health care providers, parent advocates and state policymakers to work collaboratively in order to improve access to children's mental health services," said Dr. Debra Koss, M.D., President of the New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "Prevention and early intervention are effective ways of positively impacting the development of children, yet less than one-third of youth with mental illness receive treatment. In order to serve the needs of children and adolescents, we must work to overcome the obstacles that families encounter as they attempt to access care."
Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with stakeholders and policymakers, including representatives from the Department of Children and Families, Child Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Community Partnerships, the Department of Human Services, service providers, and parent advocates.
This event is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/ New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP/NJCCAP), NJ Psychiatric Association (NJPA), American Academy of Pediatrics ? New Jersey Chapter/Pediatric Center on Research & Education (PCORE), Medical Society of New Jersey, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and NJ Council of Children's Hospitals and made possible by a by a grant from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's Campaign for America's Kids.
For more information on this award, please contact Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or email@example.com.
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.