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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Contact Information

3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-3007

202-966-7300 (Voice),
202-966-2891 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, formerly the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, was founded in 1953 to further the diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental illnesses affecting children, adolescents, and their families. It provides information for both the public and mental health professionals. The Academy also works with a network of mental health groups to improve mental health care and with government agencies to influence public policy. It also holds scholarly institutes on such subjects as epidemiology and psychiatry and the law.


The Academy distributes fact sheets on mental illnesses affecting youngsters, "Facts for Families". They may be viewed and downloaded at Other resources may be accessed at


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12. 29.11. revised contact info & publication info - DK


Date Entered: 6/1/1997
Date Edited: 12/21/2012
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1961
Accession Number: DP91A0552

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