Welcome to the New
England Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's website (NECCAP). The NECCAP is the largest regional arm of the American
Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) with over 400 members.
The NECCAP was formed in 1962 with
a mandate to foster and promote by all proper and legitimate agencies and means, study, research, clinical application of
and education in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and child and adolescent development; to publish and distribute
articles, periodicals, pamphlets and books relative to any of the foregoing purposes. To provide a scientific forum for child
psychiatrists; to serve as a focus for recruitment and supporting mechanism for practitioners; and to develop a group sensitive
to and knowledgeable about the emotional needs of children and hence equipped to serve as an advocate for children in local
and governmental activities.
Like our former award-winning Bulletin, it is our hope for this website to provide
our membership with information about activities of the Council, including the excellent scientific programs that will be
presented throughout the year and a place where membership may "meet" to share information and ideas. More importantly
it will be a place where members may read about the business of the Council and take initiative to join in various meetings
that are being held regarding child and adolescent psychiatry. While the work of the Board is an effort to represent the needs
of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout New England, it is important for our membership to be aware of the many opportunities
that are available for them to lend their own voice personally to the issues that directly affect our field. This website
will be a place where you will be able to find that information so you may take action as well.
is important to us, please feel free to contact us at any time with your suggestions and thoughts. Just use the "contact
us" icon and the office will see that your information is directed to the proper person to take care of your question.