American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - AACAP

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-3007
202-966-7300 (Voice)
202-966-2891 (FAX)


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.

Print Resources

The Academy distributes fact sheets on mental illnesses affecting youngsters, "Facts for Families". They may be viewed and downloaded at Other resources may be accessed at

Review Date

Thursday, Dec 29, 2011