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) WINNER:  Analyse Williams
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)
Winners:  Sydney Chin (1st place); Danontae Blanton (2nd place); and Ashley Spears (3rd place)

Please RSVP to Shelley Joksimovic
RSVP Deadline:  January 15, 2018 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Location: Athena Greek Restaurant, 212 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

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

For ICCAP Members & Guests:
Dinner & Program: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: Meta-analyses and the Treatment of Teen Depression featuring John Walkup, MD Section Chief of Psychiatry, Lurie Children's Hospital
Essay Contest Winners: Sydney Chin and Analyse Williams 

January, 26-27, 2018
Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

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

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,
(217) 530-1550
Fax: (217) 666-7248 

For more information, please contact