APA Position Statements Related to Child and Adolescent Issues in Psychiatry

                       "Policy documents are approved by the APA Assembly and Board of Trustees... These are ... position statements that define APA official policy on specific subjects." APA Operations Manual                                      
2013
Legal proceedings and access to psychiatric care for juvenile offenders
Newborn infant adoptions
Therapies focused on memories of childhood physical and sexual abuse
School-based health clinics

2012
Rights of the Child, Endorsement of United States Ratification of the Convention on the

2011
Bullying-related morbidity and mortality, Joint AACAP/APA statement
Guns on college and university campuses, Proposed legislation
Juveniles serving lengthy mandatory terms of imprisonment, Review of sentences
Mental health, children and disasters, Joint APA/AACAP statement on Physician wellness

2009
Adolescent substance abuse
HIV and adolescents

2005
Adjudication of youths as adults in the criminal justice system
College and university mental health

2002
Adoption and co-parenting of children by same-sex couples

2001
Juvenile death sentences

1997
Newborn infant adoptions

1996
Legal proceedings and access to psychiatric care for juvenile offenders

1991
Child abuse and neglect by adults
Day care for preschool children

1990
School-based health clinics

1989
Corporal punishment in schools
Psychiatric hospitalization of children and adolescents

1980
Separation of children and adolescents from adult patients in state mental hospitals

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