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NYCCAP Virtual Town Hall Series 
For the next five weeks (one per week), NYCCAP will be hosting a series of virtual town halls on topics related to COVID-19. Each week, we'll be sending an agenda that will also be included on the v-series page.  Town halls will take place from 7:00-8:30 pm ET

Instructions:  Click link below to join then enter your name & email.  Use "Chat" feature to ask questions. Meetings include a Q&A session at the end. 
 
Topics include:

April 23:  Outpatient Services/Partial Programs During COVID
Meeting Video: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VyWAGR76ZfuZKfagSSQszMPPE3NF2IlA
 
April 30:  Training and Medical Education Issues During COVID
Meeting Video: Not available
Chat Session:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=195EmGF5vq1k5ZJU5ttrf3jSoALN6HQAu
 
May 7:   Peer Support/Psychological Support for Frontline During COVID
 
May 14:  NOTE: Due to halting the May 14 town hall, the meeting has been
rescheduled to May 28 at 7:00 pm. 
 
May 21:  Schooling and Education in the COVID Era and Beyond--
Creativity and Challenges
 
May 28:   Child Psychiatrist Working Through Health Care Disparities
in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis

POSTPONED
 
NYCCAP CME Night 2020:"The Importance of Trauma and Adversity in the Treatment of Child Psychiatric Disorders"

NYCCAP's CME Night 2020:  POSTPONED
"The Importance of Trauma and Adversity in the Treatment of Child Psychiatric Disorders"
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits
Sponsored by the NYCCAP Diaster and Trauma Psychiatry Committee

PART 1:
Prerequisite: Individually view course in AACAP's online portal pathways (FREE; available one month before Career Night). Course and link will be made available to all members on February 25.

PART 2:
LIVE CME Event
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Lenox Hill Hospital, Theater Room, 130 E. 77th Street, New York, NY
Discussion Facilitators: Linda Chokroverty, MD; Angel Caraballo, MD

You will need to bring a laptop to the live event so that you can complete the test portion of the online course and get your CME. Specific information on the event will be sent prior to the event.


 
 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Location:  Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th Street, New York, NY
 
Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical with music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, lyrics by Morissette, and book by Diablo Cody, with additional music by Michael Farrell and Guy Sigsworth. The musical is inspired by the 1995 album of the same name by Morissette.


In view of the current situation, the organising committee is reviewing the dates of organising 24th World Congress of the IACAPAP, currently being scheduled on 20 – 23 July 2020.

24th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
Starting at the Beginning - Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mentalhealth
July 20-23, 2020
Location:  Singapore
Our 24th IACAPAP congress aims to cover broad topics that are close to our hearts but also include emerging trends and topics of interests. The full four day programme is packed with interesting talks, symposiums and panel discussions. A highlight of this IACAPAP is the movement to raise awareness of mental illnesses among children called “Break the Stigma for families”, which was first started during AACAP annual meetings and championed by Dr Andrés Martin. Held for the first time in Asia, the agenda of the movement aligns fittingly with the “Beyond the Label” anti-stigma campaign that was started locally in 2018 by the National Council of Social Services, Singapore. The event will end with a “mental health festival” set within the compound of the Institute of Mental Health, the country’s only tertiary mental health facility. 
Did you know . . . 
New York Times: Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help.
Migrants mainly from Central America seeking asylum guide their children through the entrance of a World War II-era airplane hangar in Deming, N.M., that is being used as a shelter.
 
The United States needs an immigration policy that combines border security, justice and humanity. No one with a conscience can look at the photo of an asylum seeker and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead on the bank of the Rio Grande and accept the status quo. READ MORE 

AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families

AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a medical association representing physicians dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe, advocates putting an end to the practice of separating immigrant children from their families. (more . . .)

NY Assembly Bill goes to the NY Senate (A03977)

Conversion Therapy Bill passes NY Assembly!  On to the Senate!
On May 1, the NY Assembly passed a bill banning conversion therapy: http://assembly.state.ny.us/Press/files/20180430a.php.
Bill:  A03977 
The bill now moves to the NY Senate.

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)

CAP Workforce

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)