Talking to Children About Violence

As an association dedicated to helping children and families around the globe, our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent shootings at New Zealand mosques and all disasters in the headlines.

We’ve compiled the following resources in hopes of helping children and families deal with violence: 

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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