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2019

  • President's Statement: AACAP Applauds Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, as AMA President (June 13, 2019)
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry applauds Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, child and adolescent psychiatrist and AACAP member, as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Harris was sworn in on June 11, 2019 at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. She is the first African-American woman to lead the AMA.
  • Talking to Children About Violence in Response to New Zealand Mosque Shootings (March 15, 2019)
    We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the mass shootings at New Zealand mosques. As an association dedicated to helping children and families around the globe, our thoughts are with the children, families, and communities impacted by this act of senseless violence.
  • High Medical Care Costs Revealed for Children with Co-Existing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (January 15, 2019)
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Child and Adolescent Psychology, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and the Society of Pediatric Psychology jointly commissioned the Milliman Group to analyze a large national database of commercial insurance claims to estimate additional payments associated with co-occurring mental health or substance use disorders in youth with chronic medical conditions.

2018

  • Severe Shortage of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Illustrated in AACAP Workforce Maps (May 22, 2018)
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has released updated workforce maps illustrating the severe national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists.
  • In Response: Oliver North (May 20, 2018)
    The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry responds to Oliver North, incoming NRA Chief, on his statement that blames school shootings on 'culture of violence.'
  • AACAP Releases 13 Reasons Why Resources (May 18, 2018)
    Netflix released the second season of 13 Reasons Why today, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) compiled resources in response.
  • AACAP Releases President's Statement on Separating Children from Families (May 11, 2018)
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is a medical association representing physicians dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe.
  • AACAP Statement Responding to Gun Violence (February 22, 2018)
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) both applauds and supports the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association for their recent statements calling out gun violence as a public health issue.
  • Talking to Children About Violence (February 14, 2018)
    We are deeply saddened by the news of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. As an association dedicated to helping children and families around the globe, our thoughts and prayers are with the children, families, and communities impacted by this senseless violence.

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