Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society Meetings, Activities, and Events

CCAPS members are invited to participate in bi-monthly CCAPS Chats. These informal virtual events are held on the 2nd Thursday every other month at 6:30pm and offer attendees the opportunity to engage with guest speakers, receive AACAP, legislative and educational updates, as well as network and socialize with other members. Meeting invites are provided via email. Contact for more information.


The Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society received the 2021 AACAP Advocacy & Collaboration Grant for our project entitled #TeensTalkMentalHealth.

The #TeensTalkMentalHealth grant project involved interviewing Colorado teens to share their perspectives on what their mental health needs are in their own words. These interviews have been recorded and combined to create videos that will be shared with the Colorado community. We have crafted a video for legislators and policy makers, encouraging them to listen to teen voices. Additionally, we have put together a video aimed at informing parents about teens’ needs from their own perspective.

We encourage you to view these videos yourself and forward them along to parents, teachers, policy makers, and legislators.

What do teens want legislators to know?
What do teens want parents to know?


CCAPS recently received an AACAP Advocacy and Collaboration grant to partner with SMART Colorado to protect youth from the harms of marijuana exposure. CCAPS members have been very active in spreading accurate, scientific information about marijuana and its effects on the developing brain. We have also been at the forefront of advocating for common sense protections for youth during marijuana legalization. Please see the PDF below with links to videos of our members traveling across the state for this important work.

Recent Meetings

  • Fall 2022 - Working Upstream: A Glimpse into Young Child Interventions
  • Fall 2017 - ADVOCACY: the process, the issues & how to have the MOST impact
  • Spring 2018 - Life and Death, Loss and Grief
  • Fall 2018 - #Adolescence in the Digital Age
  • Spring 2019 - Marijuana Revisited: A clinical update on what psychiatrists need to know
  • Fall 2019 - Perinatal Mental Health and its Impact on Parent and Childhood Outcomes
  • Fall  2021 - Back to School: supporting our youth in an unprecedented year