Association of Child Psychiatrists and Psychologists
The Association of Child Psychiatrists and Psychologists (ACPP) was established in 1997 as a nonprofit, non-governmental professional organization, uniting on the voluntary basis the child psychiatrists, psychologists, and other professionals engaged in the activities concerned with child and adolescent mental health. ACPP unites all of the child psychiatrists, and most of the child psychologists in Armenia. There are more than 70 members of ACPP, among them 7 honorary members from Armenia, USA, UK and Switzerland.
ACPP actively collaborates with a number of associations and organizations concerned with the same matters, both in Armenia and overseas.
The ACPP considers the following programs a priority:
- public education on child and adolescent mental health issues;
- work with disabled children and their families, de-stigmatization, and violence prevention;
- and implementation of international experience in matters of treatment and rehabilitation, adjusted to Armenia.
"INTRA" Mental Health Center
We would like to express our thanks to our collaborating partner the Seda Ghazarian Memorial Foundation (SGMF). In 2010, the "INTRA" Mental Health Center in Yerevan was established, offering a full range of prevention and outpatient mental health services in Armenia. The aim of "INTRA" is to recognize and overcome mental health and behavioral problems in children and adolescents from pre-kindergarten age through grade twelve.
The "INTRA" Strategic Plan 2010-2012 describes a Philosophy of Care with 4 principles:
- Child & Family Centered Care
- Respect for Children's Needs & Issues
- Care Coordination
- Partnerships and Linkage