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Representing California regional organizations of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CALACAP) is the state-wide umbrella organization that draws together the four regional councils of child and adolescent psychiatrists in California. Its purpose and mission is to represent the interests of the four regional organizations in California's legislative process, public policy making, and clinical service administration as it finds them relevant to the mental health of California's child, adolescents and families. CALACAP is incorporated as a 501-C6 compliant organization and is represented by the lobbying firm of Shaw, Yoder & Antwih in Sacramento.

The membership of the Academy is made of the child and adolescent psychiatrists who belong to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as national members and locally, to their respective regional councils. The regional councils each have representation on the Executive Council of CALACAP and governance is through votes of the elected/appointed representatives.

The four Regional Councils are:

In 2018, the aggregate membership represented more than 1,060 concerned child and adolescent psychiatrists across the state.

Mark Your Calendars for Spring Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

Please plan to join CALACAP and othe collaborating partners for a day of advocacy for children's mental health at the State Capitol. This is a chance to join other enthusiastic people to discuss important issues with legislators and their staff. It is also a great opportunity to combine your voice with the voices of people from other organizations to support common legislative goals. 

We typically mee in person in the morning to prepare, enjoy lunch together, spend the afternoon in the Capitol and end with a quick debriefing. 

This event is FREE to attend with an RSVP (opening soon)

There are a limited number of Fellow stipends available, up to $500, for travel and lodging expense reimbursement. Email info@calacap.org for more information. 

Stay tuned for the event location, RSVP registration and full agenda! 

Want to support advocacy efforts on behalf of California's children? 

DONATE to the CA Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry PAC
to help support our voice in Sacramento. 

CLICK HERE to donate today!