Expanded AACAP Depression Resource Center for Parents, Youth, and Clinicians


Check out AACAP’s redesigned 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!

The release of the revamped Depression Resource Center 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 contributing their expertise to this project!

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.

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.

I’m Going to See a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist: Now What?

Print these comics out and place in waiting rooms so that young patients can read them as they wait for their appointment.

The comics are a hypothetical depiction of a first visit to a child and adolescent psychiatrist and represent just some of things a young patient may experience. The intent of the comics is not only to educate, but to let children and adolescents know that there is nothing wrong with seeing a psychiatrist or getting help.

These comics were created in 2017-2018 through a collaboration between AACAP's Community-Based Systems of Care Committee and AACAP’s Youth Connection (AYC). AACAP is grateful for the grant funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration that made this project possible.

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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