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.

Codes of Ethics

1. Codes of Ethics and Related Documents
AACAP ethics documents.

Training and Education

2. Training and Education
Ethical issues in CAP education for medical students, residents and fellows (including webinars).

Clinical Practice

3. Clinical Practice
Ethical issues in the clinical practice of CAP.

Legal and Forensic Issues

4. Legal and Forensic Issues
Ethical issues in forensic CAP.

State and Federal Resources

5. State and Federal Resources
State and federal legal aspects of CAP.

Research and Other Scholarly Activities

6. Research and Other Scholarly Activities
Ethical issues in CAP research and other scholarly activities.

Related Ethics Links

7. Related Ethics Links
Internet and journal resources.


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.