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Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10031
Featuring AACAP President Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD (Presidential Initiative: Depression) and presentation of the 2018 Wilfred C. Hulse Award to Scott Palyo, MD
For more highlights, please see our Photo Gallery

ECP Social and Networking Mixer

Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Pier 66 Maritime/Frying Pan (map) 

AACAP 65th Annual Meeting and Assembly Meeting

October 22-27, 2018
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Assembly of Regional Organizations Meeting
October 23, 2018

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Mean Girls

Theatre Night: Mean Girls (preview)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:00 p.m.
August Wilson Theatre
245 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 

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Advocating and Clinically Caring for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth (Photo Gallery)
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, attendees heard 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. Discussions included: talking about children and adolescents and the developmental differences in regards to their presentations as well as local and federal laws impacting their care.

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April is Autism Awareness Month! (full list of postings)
Monday, April 2, 2018 was World Autism Awareness Day. The Collaborative Systems Committee and the Communications Committee of NYCCAP is committed to raising awareness throughout the month. NYCCAP has posted 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! 
Did you know . . . 
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)