2019 AACAP Election

The 2019 Election is Now Open
The 2019 AACAP election of President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, two Councilors-at-Large, and two Nominating Committee Members closes Friday, May 31, 2019. Check out the candidates here.

Seeking Feedback on New Clinical Practice Guideline Draft

AACAP and the Committee on Quality Issues is pleased to announce that a draft of the new Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders is currently posted for member review. This Guideline is the first in a new series of clinical guidance documents that replace the former Practice Parameters. Read details of this transition.   

The strength of these Guidelines depends upon your input! All comments are welcomed and should be sent to Karen Ferguson, AACAP Deputy Director of Clinical Practice, at clinical@aacap.org. Every comment will be carefully considered for inclusion in the next draft of this Guideline, insofar as the comment is congruent with Institute of Medicine standards. The review period for this Guideline closes on May 31, 2019.

Resources on Depression for Parents, Youth, and Clinicians

Check out AACAP’s expanded Depression Resource Center, with up-to-date resources on depression helpful to parents, youth, and clinicians, including FAQs, fact sheets, treatment resources, books, apps, videos, websites, articles, and more!

Plus, with your member access to Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, read the issue on Depression in Special Populations!

The release of these important resources coincides with the current Presidential Initiative on Depression Awareness and Screening in Children and Adolescents of Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD.

Thank you to AACAP’s Presidential Task Force, Consumer Issues Committee, and Web Editorial Board for the expertise they contributed in these projects!

AACAP Resource Group on Youth at the Border: Resources for Clinicians

The Resource Group on Youth at the Border continues their efforts in collecting and compiling resources from AACAP, and other allied groups, aimed at helping the membership care for this vulnerable population.

AACAP: Get Involved!

Learn more about what AACAP has to offer at all career stages! We particularly recommend that training directors download the PowerPoint and make use of this resource as an introductory guide to AACAP for their trainees.

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