Welcome to IACAPAP
The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) is a non-governmental organization that advocates for the promotion of mental health and development of children and adolescents through policy, practice and research. It promotes the study, treatment, care and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities involving children, adolescents and their families.
The IACAPAP emphasizes achieving its mission through collaboration among the professions of child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, public health, nursing, education, social sciences and other relevant disciplines.
The IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health is the most recent publication. “It is rare for a book to be ‘all things to all people’ and yet the IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health has that potential. Relevant to both developed and developing countries, across different service settings within those countries, and for a wide range of possible clinical presentations and modalities of treatment, the book will prove a highly practical, cutting-edge resource for a variety of health professionals and workers.” — Garry Walter, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Sydney; Area Clinical Director, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, Sydney, Australia; Editor, Australasian Psychiatry
In line with IACAPAP’s resolve to continue to shape the landscape for child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) and child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) through the provision of free access to information for better practices, the official Journal of IACAPAP is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH).
Next World Congress
Join professionals from the multiple disciplines involved in the study of the mental health of children and caring for children with mental health problems at the 21st World Congress, being held in Durban, South Africa from August 11 to 15, 2014. The theme for this congress is ‘From Research to Practice: Global Challenges in CAMH Care’. Learn more at the IACAPAP 2014 website, including key dates for abstract submissions, registration, and the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program application deadlines.