Policy Statements by Topic

AACAP/CWLA Policy Statement on Mental Health and Substance Use Screening and Assessment of Children in Foster Care (2003) *

AACAP/CWLA Foster Care Mental Health Values Subcommittee

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (2009)

Autism and Vaccines (2016)

Children and Guns (2008)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Role in Collaboration With Other Mental Health Professionals (2004)

Coercive Interventions for Reactive Attachment Disorder (2003)

Collaboration with Pediatric Medical Professionals (2008)

Confidentiality in Health Information Technology (2012)

Conversion Therapy (2018)

Corporal Punishment in Schools (1988)

Corporal Punishment (2012)

Criteria for Clinical Privileges for Physician Members of Medical Staff (1990)

Electronic Cigarettes (2015)

Evidence Based Practice (2006)

Facilitated Communication (2008)

Family and Youth Participation in Clinical Decision-Making (2009)

Family Intervention in the Assessment and Treatment of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (1997)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Parents (2008)

Governance of the Academy Website (1997)

Guidelines for the Clinical Evaluation for Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse (1990)

HIV/AIDS and Children and Adolescents (2009)

HIV and Psychiatric Hospitalization of Children and Adolescents (2009)

Inpatient Hospital Treatment of Children and Adolescents (1989)

Interviewing and Interrogating Juvenile Suspects (2013)

Issues in Utilization Management (1990)

Juvenile Death Sentences (2000)

Juvenile Offenders and Life Without Parole (2009)

Juvenile Life Without Parole: Review of Sentences (2011)

Direct File of Juveniles (2014)

Mandatory Shackling in Juvenile Court Settings (2015)

Marijuana Legalization (2014)

Medical Homes for Children and Adolescents with Mental, Developmental, & Substance Abuse Disorders (2011)

Medical Marijuana (2012)

Model for Minimum Staffing Patterns for Hospitals Providing Acute Inpatient Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric Illnesses (1990)

Off-Label Prescribing (2018)

Parity and Access for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care (2003)

Pharmaceutical Benefit Management and the Use of Psychotropic Medication for Children and Adolescents (2009)

Placement of American Indian Children (1975)

Position Statement on Intelligence (1995)

Prescribing Psychoactive Medication for Children and Adolescents (2001)

Prevention of Bullying Related Morbidity and Mortality (2011)

Privatization of Publicly Funded Community Mental Health Services (2004)

Protecting Children Undergoing Abuse Investigations and Testimony (1989)

Psychiatric Care of Children in the Foster Care System (2001)

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations (2002)

Psychotherapy as a Core Competence of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (2014)

Enhancing Transparency in Research (2007)

Research on Depression (2007)

Restrictions on the Prescribing Practices of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists by Managed Care Formularies (1997)

The Role of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Organized Systems of Care (1991)

The Role of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in Reviewing Medical Necessity of Care (2001)

Roles and Responsibilities of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Field of Developmental Disabilities (1986)

Screening Children for Lead: Guidelines for Children and Adolescent Psychiatrists (1995)

Seclusion and Restraint (2000)

Secretin in the Treatment of Autism (2002)

Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families (2018)

Sexual Harassment (1992)

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Civil Rights (2009)

Solitary Confinement of Juvenile Offenders (2012)

Transgender Youth in Juvenile Justice and other Correctional Systems (2016)

* These policy statements are the result of collaboration with the Child Welfare League of America and reflect the policies of several related organizations, not just AACAP Committees. The statements, on increasing mental health services for children and adolescents in foster care, have been approved by the AACAP Executive Committee.

AACAP Policy Statement Requirements