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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 Antiracism Taskforce
For Anti-Asian Resources, click here.

Ellington in the Park logo topWelcome Night 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 pm
*Ellington in the Park (Riverside Dr & W. 105th St, NYC)
NYCCAP invites you to our Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow Welcome Night: Celebrating our Growing CAP Community
*We will be following local mandates regarding masks in outdoor settings.

Suicidality of Adolescents during the COVID Pandemic: A Child Psych Chat

Suicidality of Adolescents during the COVID Pandemic: A Child Psych Chat (virtual)
May 10, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Child Psych Chats are a new virtual series of discussions sponsored by the Medical Student Committee of NYCCAP. We will feature a brief case example followed by breakout rooms where small groups can discuss, and then will come together for a larger group chat. We are inviting all medical students at the NYC/Long Island/ Westchester medical schools who are interested in learning more about child and adolescent psychiatry. Discussions will be moderated by child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and faculty.

Please join us for intellectual discussion and networking! All participants will be issued $15 Grubhub gift cards. 

Young Children's Exposure to Trauma and What to Do

Young Children's Exposure to Trauma and What to Do (virtual)
A Community Program for Providers, Educators, & Families
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
7:30-9:00 pm 
Speakers:  Child Psychiatrist, Trauma Based Therapist, and Pediatrician
Event: Open to all (e.g., medical and non-medical members of the community)
Please join us for an evening of exploring trauma in early childhood, what to look for, how to discuss it and where to get help. We will have a discussion in break out groups and encourage all to attend and participate.  


Check out the Winter 2021 issue of
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Legal-Psychosocial Resource for Immigrant Families in NYC
includes Manhattan, Bronx, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and more 

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)