PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Hello and welcome!

You have found your way to the website of the Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WISCCAP). WISCCAP is a state non-profit organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists from throughout Wisconsin, and we are a member of the Assembly of Regional Organizations of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), located in Washington, DC. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties in pediatric patients and their families. These difficulties can involve problems with mood, thoughts, or behaviors. Child and adolescent psychiatrists collaborate closely with other professionals, such as pediatricians and family practitioners, nurses, clinical psychologists, mental health counselors, school staff, and social workers.

WISCCAP’s mission is to promote the mental and physical health of Wisconsin children, adolescents, and their families, through various means. These means include:
• comprehensive diagnosis and treatment intervention
• prevention of mental health difficulties
• collaboration with other professionals
• advocacy for our patients and their families
• training of medical students, residents, and child and adolescent psychiatric fellows in children's mental health
• research
• peer membership support

Please take a moment to review the great deal of information on our website, which is designed to be helpful for the public, as well as for WISCCAP members. Through the help and support of Earl Magee, a web/communications contractor in Washington, DC, who serves as our WISCCAP Administrator, our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for keeping track of pertinent local, regional, and national events, as well as a source for regularly updated information about children's mental health. To that end, please feel free to contact us with any critiques and suggestions for this website!

Special thanks to our most recent past president, Kathleen Koth, DO, who, along with her predecessor, William Swift, MD, have greatly increased WISCCAP’s forward momentum to continue serving the kids and families of Wisconsin.

Check out our list of upcoming events on our Home and Events pages!

Sincerely,
Gabriella Hangiandreou, MD 
President, WISCCAP