Not all children grow from infancy through their adolescent years without experiencing some bumps along the way. While every child is unique and special, sometimes they encounter emotions, feelings or behavior that cause problems in their lives and the lives of those around them. Families often worry when their child or teenager has difficulty coping with things, feels sad, can't sleep, gets involved with drugs, or can't get along with family or friends.

The AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. The AACAP provides this important information as a public service and the Facts for Families may be duplicated and distributed free of charge as long as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is properly credited and no profit is gained from their use.

The AACAP has produced the Facts for Families in English and Spanish. Other translations available on the internet, while perhaps based on the original, were created independently and without benefit of AACAP review.

They are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Malaysian, Polish, Icelandic, Arabic, Urdu and Hebrew.

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