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:
Accoring to its status, ESCAP pursues the following aims:
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The goals of ESCAP are:
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.
"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....".
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"
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.