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How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the mental health of children and adolescents?

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the mental health of children and adolescents?

COVID-19 mental health resources
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

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What did we learn at our previous congresses?

What did we learn at our previous congresses?

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Meet our National Member Societies

Meet our National Member Societies

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ESCAP CovCAP survey now published

ESCAP CovCAP survey now published

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ESCAP latest news

ESCAP's purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families throughout Europe. To do so, we are constantly working on initiatives based on research, clinical and policy, as well as orgnaising events and educational programs to nurture child and adolescent psychiatry at all levels. Our current projects are:

Aims

Aims

Accoring to its status, ESCAP pursues the following aims: 

  • To promote mental health of children and adolescents in Europe
  • To increase quality of life among children and families
  • To ensure children's reight for healthy development and wellbeing

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Goals

Goals

The goals of ESCAP are:

  • To foster the European knowledge and skills in child psychiatry
  • To facilitate and extent the bonds between European countries in mental health issues
  • To spread the results of research and experiences by publishing reports and organizing scientific conferences an meetings and to collaborate with international organizations with the same or related aims
Divisions

Divisions

ESCAP has three devisions:

ECAP Journal

 

ECAP January issue

More awareness needed for Pervasive Refusal Syndrome 

The editorial by Schieveld and Sallin brings our attention to the much needed reveiw article on 'Pervasive refusal syndrome: a systematic review of case reports' by Otasowie and colleagues. Hard to diagnose, no DSM-5 or ICD-11 recognition, it is a debilitating disorder not just for the child but also for all the family members. The editorial and review discusses the diagnostic criteria and ways to approach all aspects of the disorder, with the hope that committees of the DSM-5 and ICD-11 start to recognise it.

 

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Latest news

E-mentoring program organized by the Turkish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the COVID-19 pandemic

ESCAP Communications

"Mentorship is defined as a relationship between someone with experience in a certain field or area (“mentor”) and another individual who can gain from that experienced person’s guidance (“mentee”). In this relationship, the mentee can gain important information and skills that will aid them with their professional growth throughout the years....".

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ESCAP Guidance Paper for Autism

European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

"Across Europe, there is increased awareness of the frequency and importance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is now recognised not only as a childhood disorder but as a heterogeneous, neurodevelopmental condition that persists throughout life. Services for individuals with autism and their families vary widely, but in most European countries, provision is limited" 

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Who we are 

The European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families. As well as to improve the quality of their lives and to ensure children’s right for support to healthy mental development and for appropriate preventive and therapeutic mental health services and interventions.

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20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry

VIRTUAL
10-13 March 2021

2021 World Family Therapy Congress

VIRTUAL
26-27 March 2021

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