Ethics and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Ethics is important in all aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP). This website provides educational resources for clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators and others who might be interested in ethical questions related to CAP. 

Ask Ethics is only available to AACAP members. If any AACAP member encounters an ethical dilemma that they might need guidance on, then they can use the Ask Ethics link as a resource.

This website content is meant to be educational and should not be considered clinical advice or standard of care. Each clinical, educational, research and administrative situation is unique; and, each state has different rules and regulations governing medical practice.

Codes of Ethics

1. Codes of Ethics and Related Documents

Training and Education

2. Training and Education

Clinical Practice

3. Clinical Practice

Legal and Forensic Issues

4. Legal and Forensic Issues

State and Federal Resources

5. State and Federal Resources

Research and Other Scholarly Activities

6. Research and Other Scholarly Activities

Related Ethics Links

7. Related Ethics Links

Ask Ethics

8. Ask Ethics (For AACAP Members Only)