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Academy for Eating Disorders

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders. The AED provides education, training, and a forum for collaboration and professional dialogue. 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This site is designed to serve both AACAP Members, and Parents and Families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more.

American Association of Suicidology

The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. Founded in 1968, AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) seeks to improve the quality of practice provided by professionals who work in child abuse and neglect. It provides professional education that promotes effective, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary approaches to identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. It also promotes research and practice guidelines for professional practice in child maltreatment.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. APA strives to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.

Anxiety Disorder Association of America

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable. The ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them. The ADAA reaches out to clinicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

Healthy Schools Network

Healthy Schools Network, Inc. (HSN) is a national not-for-profit organization, centered on children's environmental health, and dedicated to assuring every child and school employee an environmentally safe and healthy school. HSN promotes the development of state and national policies, regulations, and funding for school facilities environments.

IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning. It facilitates interaction and shared work across professional and family organizations around common interests. Its work allows groups to come together around the issues they care about and create initiatives that will actively engage their members.

International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

The mission of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) is to unite and strengthen the presence and the voice of specialty psychiatric-mental health nursing while influencing health care policy to promote equitable, evidence-based and effective treatment and care for individuals, families and communities.