Policy Resources

As part of professional practice, it is imperative that child and adolescent psychiatrists engage federal and state legislators on the important issues that directly address the needs of children with mental illness. AACAP provides resources for members to use as they communicate with policymakers about issues related to child and adolescent psychiatry and children's mental health.

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Children's Mental Health

Collaboration with Primary Care
Safe and effective mental and physical health care requires collaboration and communication between child and adolescent psychiatrists and other medical professionals. AACAP provides materials to assist clinicians and policy makers interested in developing collaborative care models. Click here to learn more.


Health Care Reform

Juvenile Justice

LGBTQ Issues

Marijuana Legalization

Mental Health Parity

Mental Health Reform

Prevention and Early Intervention

Prior Authorization

Psychotropic Medications and Children

School-Based Mental Health

Scope of Practice

Suicide Prevention


Transition Documents

Workforce Shortage