American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - AACAP
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3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
800-333-7636 (Voice - Toll-free)
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, formerly the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, was founded in 1953 to further the diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental illnesses affecting children, adolescents, and their families. It provides information for both the public and mental health professionals. The Academy also works with a network of mental health groups to improve mental health care and with government agencies to influence public policy. It also holds scholarly institutes on such subjects as epidemiology and psychiatry and the law.
The Academy distributes fact sheets on mental illnesses affecting youngsters, "Facts for Families". Serial publications: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, monthly--scholarly and practical articles on child development; AACAP News, bi-monthly--news on Academy activities and developments in the field. The newsletter is for members only.