FIRST ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITIONS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS!

Open to all middle and high school students from Chicago schools.
Submission Deadline:  December 8, 2017 
Middle School topic: How do you deal with bullying in social media, what are ways to prevent bullying and repair hurt feelings? (see Middle School page)
High School topic: How does community violence affect you or your family or your school, and what are possible interventions to prevent or reduce violence? (see High School page)
EVENTS
ADVOCACY
Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Location: Maggiano's Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr., Skokie, Illinois 60077

SCHEDULE

For Board Members Only:
Board Meeting: 5:00 p.m. 


For ICCAP Members & Guests:
Dinner & Program: 6:30 p.m.
Featuring Rachel L. Loftin, PhD
Presentation: Illegal Behavior & Patients with ASD

Break the Cycle Logo
Break the Cycle
of Children's Mental Illnesses
August 17 – October 23, 2017
Starting in Seattle, WA and concluding at AACAP's 2017 Annual Meeting in
Washington, DC

AACAP's 64th Annual Meeting Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 23-28, 2017
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham Hotel
 
Program Schedule includes a full list of speakers Hotels are now taking reservations. RESERVE EARLY as both hotels will sell out quickly. Click here to make a reservation.

MEMBERSHIP
To become a member of ICCCAP, one must join both AACAP and ICCAP. ICCAP/AACAP focuses on providing child and adolescent psychiatrists the resources they need in order to promote mentally healthy children, adolescents, and families. By joining, you will become part of a member community comprised of over 9,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists from the United States and abroad. 

ICCAP advocates for children, adolescent, families, and members. Our focus is on children's mental health and the implementation of parity as well as preventing psychologists efforts to get prescribing privileges.

9/20/2016 UPDATE: The state of Illinois offers people with autism spectrum disorders and mental illnesses including bipolar and schizophrenia and their caretakers to have a state issued identification card. This card will help first responders to better understand the individual's needs and promote appropriate and safe handling of potential confrontation and crisis situations. This is a card that does not get individuals off for disobeying the law. It facilitates a different approach to the immediate situation. These cards can be applied through the the State of Illinois. The idea was initiated by a parent of an autistic young man who was learning how to drive. State Rep.Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego is the primary bill sponsor.
 
UPDATE: Bill HB549-IL (Managed Care Act-Step Therapy) passed on August 12, 2016. This bill addressed the problems with prior authorization that concerns multiple step drug trials before using doctor recommended medication, retrying old drugs because the patient has changed insurers and changing drugs that are now on the revised formulary. 

Effective Date: January 1, 2018
 
The Alliance is looking for interested parents to participate in a statewide Parent Advisory Board (PAB) (PAB application). 
 
For more information, please contact Ulanda Hunter, MS. Training & Development, Project Director/Peer Supporter, Youth & Family Peer Support Alliance, 121 E. Congress, Suite 4, Rantoul, IL 61866,
ulanda@youthandfamilyalliance.org
(217) 530-1550
Fax: (217) 666-7248 

HONORS/AWARDS
 
 
For more information, please contact info@iccap.org