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Nominations are due no later than April 1, 2024.

The Wilfred C. Hulse, MD Award is presented to a member for his/her outstanding contributions to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. 

The Hulse Award is presented annually to a member of NYCCAP for his/her/their outstanding contributions to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Named in honor of Dr. Hulse who was the President of NYCCAP in the 1960's and contributed immensely to the field. The uniqueness of the award is the recognition of the time and life long effort dedicated to volunteerism, local community involvement, leadership in the field especially within NYCCAP and AACAP, and dedication to the most vulnerable populations in our field.

To submit a nomination, please provide a brief statement of why you are nominating this member and share a current curriculum vitae. All nominees will be shared with NYCCAP's Board members who will select the awardee based on the above criteria in the spring of each year.

Please send your letters of nomination + CVs to

Upcoming Events
NYCCAP Private Practice Night
NYCCAP Private Practice Night
Thursday, February 8, 2024
7:00 - 8:30 pm ET
Virtual via Zoom 
On behalf of the NYCCAP Members-in-Training (MIT) Committee, we would like to invite you to our PRIVATE PRACTICE NIGHT 2024 on February 8 happening virtually via ZOOM. This event has been organized due to popular demand and will allow current and future child and adolescent psychiatry trainees to learn the ins and outs of creating, operating, and sustaining a private practice! Hear from a panel of experts in the field about their journeys and tips to setting up a private practice. Each participant will receive a $20 GrubHub gift card for attending!  NOTE:  Link will be sent closer to the event.
Registration:  Closed

NYCCAP Psychological First Aid (virtual via Zoom)

NYCCAP Psychological First Aid (virtual via Zoom) (download flier)
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Join us for a 6-hour virtual training in Psychological First Aid. New Day is an organization funded by SAMHSA that is comprised of child trauma experts who have frontline experience in treating child and adolescent mental health after disasters. New Day offers training in PFA in order to help practitioners learn how to reduce distress caused by disasters and improve adaptive coping skills and functioning. These skills are vital for those working in mental health given the trauma and devastation caused by recent disasters.
Sponsored by NYCCAP's Disaster and Trauma Subcommittee and presented by New Day.

2024 Joint Legislative Breakfast

2024 Joint Legislative Breakfast
Sponsored by NYCMS, NYCPS, and NYCCAP
Sunday, January 28, 2024
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Urgent healthcare problems of today!

Speakers include:  NYS Assembly members--Amy Paulin (Chair, Assembly Health Committee), Alex BoresInez Dickens and Tony SimoneNYC Council members Gale Brewer and Diana Ayala; and other legislators who are particularly concerned about healthcare issues.
  • Why are there so many difficulties in retail pharmacies - delays, miscommunications, long lines, long phone waits...sometimes even dangerous medication errors?
  • Why is it so hard to get pre-authorizations from insurance companies
  • Why do hospitals have fewer physicians now, and more NPs and PAs
  • Why are more patients going to "urgi-centers" and not to their doctors' offices
  • Why has mental health become such a difficult issue, in connection with students, seniors, the homeless - and so many other New Yorkers who have struggled in he last few years?
  • Why is there so much controversy about substance use treatments?
  • And, we all have many more questions. (Let us know what's uppermost in your mind.)
WHAT'S BEING DONE AND WHAT CAN WE DO? Come and swap ideas with lawmakers whose constituents are raising these issues. Our guests will give their own brief presentations, then join in a debate -- and we'll open the floor to everyone.
Did you know . . . 


Antiracism, Anti-Asian
Sponsored by NYCCAP's Antiracism Taskforce
Dear NYCCAP Family,

NYC has over 1 million Asian Americans in the city proper, making it the city with the largest total Asian population in the US. The impact of anti-Asian sentiments is felt in our patients, our friends, and our colleagues. This is a critical time to commit ourselves to combat racism of all kinds. Let's mobilize and use the power and privilege we hold as child and adolescent psychiatrists individually, and as members of any organizations we are part of to further equity and justice for all. Please join us in any way you can as we stand with AACAP nationally in this fight and contribute locally.

In solidarity,
NYCCAP's Anti-Racism Taskforce
For Anti-Asian Resources, click here.

Legal-Psychosocial Resource for Immigrant Families in NYC

includes Manhattan, Bronx, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and 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:
Bill:  A03977 
The bill now moves to the NY Senate.

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)