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NYCCAP NewsSpring 2018 Edition

Image result for Autism Awareness MonthApril is Autism Awareness Month! 
Monday, April 2, 2018 was World Autism Awareness. The Collaborative Systems Committee and the Communications Committee of NYCCAP is committed to raising awareness throughout the month. NYCCAP will be posting messages every week with information for you and your patients. We hope the information enriches the lives of child and adolescent psychiatrists and their patients!

  • Mark your calendar and walk for a cause! Autism Speaks will be having its annual walk in NYC on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at South Street Seaport. For more information, please visit:
  • Mental Health Professionals can make a referral for the NYC Children Mobile Crisis Team by calling (800) NYC-WELL. Response time between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM (two hours). Between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM, you can expect a phone response within 30 minutes.
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) – Center for Autism Research has a great resource for parents with autism CAR AUTISM ROADMAP. For more info, please visit:
  • The Theater Development Fund (TDF) coordinates Autism-Friendly Broadway performances in NYC every year. For more information, please visit:
  • Drums, checked. Piano, checked. Music for Autism is an organization that puts on autism friendly, interactive concerts throughout the New York City. It’s an organization originally founded in United Kingdom and made its debut in the US in 2007. For a list of upcoming concerts, please visit:
  • From April 10 – May 6, Lincoln Center will be hosting the “Big Umbrella Festival” a month-long festival featuring three original interactive theater productions and other inclusive performances for children on the autism spectrum and their families. For a schedule of events, please visit:
Upcoming Events
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Advocating and Clinically Caring for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth (Register onsite)
April 17, 2018
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Gerald J. Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program, 110 East 59th Street, Suite 8B,, New York, NY 10022 (directions)

Presenters: Drs. Leonid Poretsky, Richard Pleak, Yeouching Hsu, Shervin Shadianloo
In this presentation, you will hear about the latest clinical approaches to caring for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and how to advocate for them beyond basics of clinical care. We will be talking about children and adolescents and the developmental differences in regards to their presentations as well as local and federal laws impacting their care.

Mean Girls

Theatre Night: Mean Girls (preview) GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Location:  August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 
Ticket Seating:  30 Orchestra; 30 Mid-Mezzanine; and 30 Rear Mezzanine 
Payment:  Venmo or PayPal (ALL payments must be made by the extended deadline of March 6, 2018. No exceptions.)
To purchase tickets, please go to the Mean Girls webpage, fill out the "Purchaser Information" form then click "Submit."  On the payment page, select your preferred payment source.

Discovering Your Own Wellness: Mindfulness and Meet & Greet
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Discovering Your Own Wellness: Mindfulness and Meet & Greet
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
Location: MNDFL, 10 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10002
NOTE: This is a space-limited event and is funded by NYCCAP.
Free for participants. Come enjoy a 45-minute instructor-led mindfullness session curated for physicians; learn about intention and how to improve your own wellness practice through the art of meditation.
Did you know . . . 
In memoriam . . . Fadi Haddad, MD 
Fadi Haddad, MD passed away in peace and surrounded by loved ones on November 29, 2017 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Haddad impacted all of your lives so significantly through the remarkable generosity of his heart, humor and unparalleled passion for healing, life, opera, books and beauty in the world. A wake for Dr. Haddad was held on Friday December 1 and the Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, December 2. A bigger memorial to celebrate Dr. Haddad is scheduled for April 14. Details will be posted at in early March 2018.

What do I need to know if the DACA Program ends?

There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program soon.  At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. 

New York State Dept of Health Mandatory Requirement

The New York Public Health Law was amended last year to establish new mandatory continuing education requirements in the areas of pain management, palliative care and addiction. These changes reflect efforts to address the problem of opioid abuse. 
PHL Section 3309-a(3) requires all physicians (including all non-physician prescribers) who . . . (read more)

Employment Opportunities 

NYCCAP now has a webpage for job postings!  Guidelines are being developed and will be announced soon.  Check out the webpage: Employment Opportunities.
Revised Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Workforce Maps
Organized by state and includes the state shortage rate


C2C integrates mental health services into programs already serving low-income communities where people may not know they need help, or are reluctant to access it. ". . . our city is taking a huge leap forward in our quest to embed mental health resources in the places where people live, work, play, and go for help." -- Chirlane McCray, First Lady and Chair, Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City (see Letter from the First Lady)