We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria. We offer our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy and we would like to offer our support to our colleagues in Turkey.
ESCAP issued a statement on the current situation as well as a collation of resources and literature on trauma and recovery after natural disasters
ESCAP letter of condolences to the Turkish Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (TACAP)
The 20th International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We are looking forward to a high quality scientific programme and are expecting > 1,000 delegates from all over the world.
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We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!
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 organising events and educational programs to nurture child and adolescent psychiatry at all levels. Our recent activities:
Investigation of diagnostic habits and treatment choices of international clinicians: this survey is part of a collaborative international project, managed by Bar Urkin, a Ph.D. student from the University of Haifa (Israel), and supervised by Prof. Andrea Raballo from Perugia University (Italy), Prof. Joseph Parnas from Copenhagen University (Denmark), and Prof. Danny Koren from the University of Haifa (Israel). The purpose of the survey is to investigate the diagnostic habits and treatment choices of international clinicians. The estimated duration of completing the survey is about 10 minutes. Access the survey here.
Are you interested in submitting an “ESCAP Practical Guidance Article”? Then we want to hear from you! Find all information regardung requirements and submission here.
In May 2022, the McKinsey Health Institute (MHI) surveyed 6,000 Generation Z respondents across 10 European countries to understand their views on mental health. First insights were presented at the 2022 ESCAP congress in Maastricht. The study is now available. Read more
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ECAP Journal - March 2023 issue
Editorial: A call for better research and resources for understanding and combatting youth loneliness: integrating the perspectives of young people and researchers
Iqra Alam, Ezekiel Khayri, Tabitha A. B. Podger, Caitlin Aspinall, Delia Fuhrmann & Jennifer Y. F. Lau, Published: 18 January 2023, Pages: 371 - 374
Despite increasing public awareness of general mental health issues and the spotlight that the pandemic shone on youth loneliness, it is the authors’ personal experience that loneliness is an almost non-existent in public and private conversation. In their editorial, they call to build a better understanding of what chronic loneliness entails alongside social media campaigns and initiatives at schools to jump-start conversations about loneliness.
MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH: New Realities, Experiences and Knowledge
At ESCAP we love to participate in the local congresses that our National Member countries organise. ESCAP president Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, ECAP editor in chief Johannes Hebebrand, ESCAP 2022 congress president Manon Hillegers, joined ESCAP board member Milica Pejovic-Milovancevic in Belgrade on the 26-28th May to take part in the Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions of Serbia DEAPS VI congress. They held a special ESCAP symposium to discuss the impact of COVID19 on mental health of youth in Europe. Professor Hebebrand held a plenary lecture on "Pronounced clinical improvement in patients with anorexia nervosa upon treatment with human recombinant leptin". In general, the 3-day congress had a packed programme with great opportunities for attendees to discuss key issues in child and adolescent psychiatry in Europe.
We are more than happy to have ESCAP representatives at your local congresses, get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry Journal
"The infliction of war and military aggression upon children must be considered a violation of their basic human rights and can have a persistent impact on their physical and mental health and well-being, with long-term consequences for their development. Given the recent events in Ukraine with millions on the flight, this scoping policy editorial aims to help guide mental health support for young victims of war through an overview of the direct and indirect burden of war on child mental health. We highlight multilevel, need-oriented, and trauma-informed approaches to regaining and sustaining outer and inner security after exposure to the trauma of war."
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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