International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

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.

Collaboration occurs through forums such as the World Congresses, Programs & Campaigns, Declarations & Statements, and Bulletins. The IACAPAP also has several key research and education publications including:

  IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) (the official Journal of IACAPAP) Child and Adolescent Psychology Mental Health Logo

Membership in the IACAPAP is comprised of three categories: full members (national organizations), affiliate members (other organizations) and individual members.

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 22nd World Congress, being held in Calgary,  Canada from September 18 to 22, 2016. The congress is a joint event with the 36th Annual Conference for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The theme for this congress is ‘Fighting Stigma, Promoting Resiliency and Positive Mental Health’. Learn more at the IACAPAP 2016 website.