AACAP Standing Up for Scientific Integrity

On Friday, December 15, 2017, The Washington Post first reported that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were instructed to refrain from using specific words and phrases in official budget documents.

UPDATE: AACAP, along with 300 other public health organizations, were part of a collaborative and organized response to Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary Department of Health and Human Services, expressing not only our concerns, but requesting further explanation from HHS on the language ban. Check out the response here.

Please know, AACAP will always stick to its core values and principles.  Among these, we are clear that:

AACAP strongly supports the basic principle of unqualified, open, and free communication amongst scientists, clinicians, and the public in pursuit of advancing the health and safety of children, adolescents, and their families.

New Practice Parameter Open for Member Review

Review and comment on AACAP’s current Practice Parameter draft: Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Symptoms and Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability.  Log in to access the parameter and please email your comments by February 20 to kferguson@aacap.org.  This draft is for member review only and should not be distributed to others who are not members of AACAP.

In response...

Talking to KidsTalking to Children About Violence

As an association dedicated to helping children and families, our thoughts and prayers are with the children, families, and communities impacted by violence around the globe and here at home.

In hopes of helping children and families deal with violence, we’ve compiled the following resources:


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