For Immediate Release

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Samantha Phillips, Communications Coordinator
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AACAP Provides Bullying Resources for Children and Families

Washington, DC, January 5, 2017 – Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Bullying behavior can be physical, verbal, or electronic. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) offers resources for children and families on bullying.

Children who are bullied experience real suffering that can interfere with their social and emotional development, as well as their school performance. Some victims of bullying have even attempted suicide rather than continue to endure such harassment and punishment.

These resources were created to offer guidance on how to respond to bullying. AACAP resources are starting points in addressing a topic related to children and are not intended to serve as a substitute for psychiatric treatment or counseling.

Some children, adolescents, and their families may feel anxious, scared, or upset following news of bullying. If your child has these symptoms, AACAP provides online access to a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder.

If you would like to speak to an expert, please reach out to


Representing 9,000+ 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