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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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ESCAP Guidance Paper for Autism

ESCAP Guidance Paper for Autism

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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 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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Towards a paradigm for youth mental health

JAMA Psychiatry

"Models of care have focused either on younger children or older adults, and young people have been forced to fit into these traditional models or more commonly are excluded or do not engage. Reform is overdue and is now gaining momentum in many parts of the world".

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IACAPAP 24th World Congress

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2-4 December 2020
 

 

 

 

20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry

VIRTUAL
10-13 March 2021
 

ECAP Journal

 

ECAP December issue

Editorial: What happened to the concept of adolescence crisis?

In the editorial by Waltereit et al. they step back in time to discuss the term ‘adolescence crisis’ in psychiatry. They speak of its origins and use in developmental psychiatry and offer theories on why its use in child and adolescent psychiatry practice is dwindling today. They explain that there’s always a fine line between identifying and classifying symptoms of emerging psychiatric disorders and typical adolescence. And bring in the concept that more emphasis is needed on psychosocial functioning instead of a predefined focus on emerging psychiatric disorders.

 

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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:

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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