South Florida Council For Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Welcome to the South Florida Council for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (SFCCAP). As the regional council of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, SFCCAP represents more than 240 member physicians from Naples to West Palm Beach and south to Key West.
Physicians who are members of the South Florida Council are also members of the national organization, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Based in Washington, D.C., the Academy has more than 8,700 members nationwide and has been leading the fight to research, treat and prevent childhood mental illness since its founding in 1953.
We want this site to be a valuable resource for South Florida families with young children or teens struggling with mental health disorders. Virtually everything you might need to know about any type of mental disorder can be found here or at www.aacap.org.
We invite you to explore our site, and hope that you’ll find it informative and useful.
South Florida Council exists for two main reasons:
• For Our Members: SFCCAP helps further the continuing education of its members and keeps them abreast of the latest news and developments in child and adolescent psychiatry, while at the same time advancing public knowledge of the field.
For The Public: An estimated four million children and adolescents in the United States suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers. Of children ages 9 to 17, more than one-fifth (21 percent) have a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment.
SFCCAP serves as a valuable resource for South Florida families looking for practical information about the benefits of child and adolescent psychiatry. And for those seeking a qualified psychiatrist in the area, the “Find A Psychiatrist” button prominently displayed on each page of this site offers an easy, convenient way to locate South Florida child and adolescent psychiatrists in communities throughout the region.