The Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICCAP) was established in the 1950s as a medical society for child psychiatrists but has expanded over the years to include advocacy for the mental health of youth, to continue growth in child and adolescent psychiatry, and support our clinicians in the everyday struggles of providing the best care to our patients and families. In 2017, we have included our community outreach that will involve working with schools. 

Second Annual Middle School Award

Open to middle school students from Chicago middle schools. The chair of the Scholar Activity & Community Outreach Subcommittee of Communications determined the topic for the 2018-19 Essay Competition as a relevant and current topic for students. Papers will be judged on originality, relevance to the assigned question, punctuation, spelling, and quality of writing. It is preferred that papers be typed but neat handwriting accepted. The paper should be no more than two (2) pages.

Topic: How has drug use affected your community and/or school? How can communities and individuals address the opioid/drug problem?

The FIRST PLACE winner will receive $200 and share his/her paper at the June 2019 meeting of the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICCAP).
 The SECOND PLACE winner will receive $150.
 The THIRD PLACE winner will receive $100.
EXTENDED DEADLINE for Submission of Papers: May 17, 2019

SUBMIT paper here:
First Name*
Last Name*
School Name*
Grade Level*
Email Address*
Phone (xxx-xxx-xxxx)*
Upload File (PDF or MS Word format)*
If selected as the 1st Place Middle School Awardee, I agree to present at ICCAP's June 2019 meeting.* I agree.   
If you have questions, please contact info@iccap.org.