Next Generation Europe - A Recovery Plan for Children, Adolescents and their Families

Next Generation Europe - A Recovery Plan for Children, Adolescents and their Families

ESCAP Policy Statement
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'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 June issue

The importance of achieving long-term treatment effects in ADHD

This month’s editorial by Hoekstra, van den Hoofdakker, and Groenman runs through some key meta-analysis findings, including a paper in this month’s issue, on establishing certain behavioural interventions for children with ADHD and their families. They state some clear messages that need to be taken from the current literature, in that, parental training is essential in the intervention strategy, some children with specific home settings and symptoms should not wait for behavioural treatments as to prevent symptoms from manifesting further, and longer-term data is needed on the effects of these various treatment interventions. Read their full editorial for more information.

 

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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.

About ESCAP

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19th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders

VIRTUAL
22-24 July 2021

 

16th International Research Training Seminar

Rome, Italy
5-10 September 2021

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