Message from the Editor

By Dr Hesham Hamoda

I am excited to share with you the new edition of the IACAPAP Bulletin. As you may have noticed, this 53rd edition comes to you in an entirely new format. In redesigning it our goal was to have a bulletin that is shorter, more frequent (every 3 months) and that allows you to readily share content that you like on social media. We remain committed to the long-standing values that have guided the creation of the bulletin, to be relevant to the daily practice of child and adolescent mental health, to be truly global and inclusive and to always present you with engaging content and informative articles. If you would like to submit an article or have any comments or feedback, I would love to hear from you at

I would like to thank our previous editor and my mentor Dr. Joseph Rey who for many years worked tirelessly in leading this effort and as you will see in this bulletin, continues to make outstanding contributions to the IACAPAP family. This bulletin would also not be possible without the efforts from the deputy editor Dr Maite Ferrin and many enthusiastic contributors from around the globe. Last but not least, I would like to thank Ms. Gayathri De Silva for her editorial assistance and being the mastermind behind the new design.


Happy reading!