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:
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.
"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.