For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., May 8, 2012 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce U.S. Representative Jim McDermott (WA) as this year's recipient of the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award. The award was established in 2008 to honor those who have made significant contributions to support children with mental health needs, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Congressman McDermott, Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is recognized for his commitment to improving the overall mental health of children, youth and their families as well as his longtime support for child and adolescent psychiatry. Congressman McDermott's work has improved the lives of many children in foster care and residential treatment centers thanks to his advocacy for better treatment and increased access to appropriate care by specialists, such as child and adolescent psychiatrists.
Representative McDermott accepts the Friends of Children's Mental Health Award at the AACAP Annual Advocacy Day on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
For more information about the award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing over 8,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.
AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.