The AACAP offers an online resource page for students, families and parents affected by the school shooting tragedy on the Red Lake Reservation of northern Minnesota. In addition to selected Facts for Families, recommended information sources on school violence, grief, and coping with trauma, among other relevant topics, appear on the resource page.
For immediate release:
Mar 22, 2005
Jim Wood, Director Development and Communications
202.966.7300, ext. 120, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, DC — the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has posted resources, via http://www.aacap.org, for students, parents and families impacted by Monday’s school shooting on the Red Lake Reservation of northern Minnesota.
AACAP’s disaster resources were created for families coping with loss and grief, and for those seeking to foster a dialogue with their children about regional and national news events. They are a starting point in addressing the trauma that affects victims of school violence and are not intended to serve as a substitute for psychiatric treatment or counseling.
The AACAP’s Facts for Families series is among the most widely referenced series on childhood emotional and behavioral issues in the world. Accessed by parents, the general public and the media from the United States and abroad, the fact sheets are updated every 3 to 4 years. They are created by child and adolescent psychiatrists: physicians who have completed at least 3 years of approved residency training in medicine, neurology, and general psychiatry with adults, and 2 years of training in psychiatric work with children, adolescents, and their families.
Among the AACAP’s Facts for Families:
- Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents
- Children and the News
- Children and Grief
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Helping Children After a Disaster
- Teen Suicide
- Children and Firearms
- *A Common Sense 10 Point Plan to Address the Problem of School Violence by David Fassler, M.D.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Helping Children Cope After a Disaster from the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine.
- American Psychiatric Association Disaster Resources
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Tips for Talking about Disasters
- National Association of School Psychologists's Information for School Crisis Teams
- The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
- The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
- Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
- National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
Representing over 7,500 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.
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.
Our Facts for Families, available free of charge on the AACAP website, provide concise and up-to-date information on a wide array of issues relating to children’s mental health. Written in a simple, straightforward manner, these 88 one-page fact sheets are valuable to anyone raising or working with children. In addition, the AACAP routinely refers the media to expert spokespeople on child and adolescent issues, and sponsors The Campaign for America’s Kids – an initiative designed to fund an Advocacy Institute for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, with the goal of mental health for all children.
AACAP Mission: The Mission of the AACAP is the promotion of mentally healthy children, adolescents and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.