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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Professor Thom's Bar & Restaurant, 219 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10003 (map)

AACAP 66th Annual Meeting

October 14-19, 2019
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10031
Come enjoy a wonderful evening featuring the presentation of the 2019 Wilfred C. Hulse Award to Iliyan Ivanov, MD plus speakers: Warren Ng, MD; Gabrielle Shapiro, MD; and Jeffrey Newcorn, MD

Is it safe to return? – Threat Assessments in School-Aged Children

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Is it safe to return? – Threat Assessments in School-Aged Children
June 6, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 75-59 263rd street, Glen Oaks, NY
Please join our experts to discuss clinical and legal aspects of threat assessments in the school-aged child. Our lineup of speakers include:
George Alvarado, MD
Deborah M. Weisbrot, MD
Rachel A. Fernbach, Esq.

Fresh off the press . . . 
Spring 2019 Edition
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:
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)