News from IACAPAP, the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

More than a textbook

IACAPAP text bookThe IACAPAP online textbook on mental health in childhood and adolescence is free of charge. It gives an overview of essential mental disorders in childhood and adolescence and associated topics. IACAPAP, ESCAP’s international sister organization, is the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.
Currently, the textbook comprises ten sections, including a total of 56 clinical topics. A comprehensive introduction is followed by chapters on perinatal and early childhood risk and protective factors as well as developmental disorders. Externalising disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders are each presented in a separate chapter. Furthermore, there are chapters on other disorders, psychiatry and paediatrics and miscellaneous topics such as legal and administrative.

Special features
But what makes this textbook so special? International experts have written the chapters of their field of expertise. They can be downloaded as pdf files, free of charge. All texts are written in English, and numerous are available in other languages such as Russian, French, Spanish or Portuguese. Chapters of the textbooks include links to video clips and other materials. Slide presentations are available to be applied in the scope of teaching. At the end of several chapters, comprehension questions are available for testing the learning progress. Meanwhile the textbook is an indispensable brick of mental health education of medical and nursing students in many countries.
Source: IACAPAP News 04/2018.
Read more on the IACAPAP website.

  • IACAPAP 2018 Prague

    Opening keynote by James Hudziak (USA)

    James J. Hudziak.The 23rd world congress of the International Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) takes place in Prague (Czech Republic) this year, between the 23rd and the 27th of July.
    The congress is organized by Czech Psychiatric Association. So far, an outstanding interest in the conference can be recorded: the organizers have received almost a thousand submissions (more than 1,300 abstracts), including sixty submissions for research symposia, 74 workshops, 33 academic perspectives, eight hundred free papers and more than 450 posters. Furthermore, the applicants are highly international, coming from eighty countries with a majority originating from India, USA, and Turkey. The speaker panel consists of 29 top experts in the field of child and adolescent mental health. The keynote talk for the opening ceremony will be held by James Hudziak from Vermont, USA. We expect an inspiring international meeting and those who have not registered so far are warmly invited to do so at the IACAPAP 2018 online registration page.
    Source: IACAPAP News 04/2018.

  • Next MOOC

    Save the date: 7 May 2018

    One of the main aims of the International Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) is to improve health care for children and adolescents with mental disorders worldwide. In many countries of low to medium income, a well-grounded training for skilled personnel is not yet established. IACAPAP has started a multilevel training initiative.
    The online textbook is free of charge and contains basic knowledge on different topics with respect to child and adolescent Psychiatry. At the end of several chapters, comprehension questions test the learning progress.

    Five-week training
    The next level is a massive open online course (MOOC) that takes place twice a year. The next IACAPAP MOOC will start the 7th of May 2018. This internet-based training each extends over five weeks with a weekly work load of about six hours. Multiple short video clips introduce basic topics with respect to child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy, and consolidating questions and short exams are dealt with by participants. In internet-based work groups, students and mentors interchange with each other, and a certificate of attendance can be gained. Register online for freeSource: IACAPAP News 04/2018.
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  • IACAPAP celebrates

    There was at that time an explosion of new knowledge (psychometrics, psychoanalysis...) and of public health paradigms (mental hygiene, child guidance movement...). IACAPAP was born in that context in 1937 ”, says Bruno Falissard, president of IACAPAP, in his introduction to the no less than 63 page anniversary bulletin of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. This special issue contains an extensive retrospect, including a worship to the great men and women who shaped IACAPAP through the last eighty years. Read the full bulletin.

  • IACAPAP and WHO parent training project

    IACAPAP is officially affiliated as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) and represents the interests of child and adolescent mental health at this organization. One of the actual projects in this collaboration is a parent training project.
    Source: IACAPAP News 04/2018.

  • IACAPAP on social media

    In order to increase the exchange of knowledge on child and adolescent mental health issues, IACAPAP is active on various social media. Get connected and informed at:

    Source: IACAPAP News 04/2018.