Marijuana Education Day
Marijuana Education Day
March 5, 2018
Trenton, NJ 
NJCCAP partnered with the New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA) and the National Alliance for Mental Illness–NJ Chapter (NAMI NJ) to hold Marijuana Education Day to educate lawmakers and the public about the effects of marijuana on developing children and adolescents.  The coalistion developed and distributed a Marijuana Education Fact Sheet.

AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families

AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a medical association representing physicians dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe, advocates putting an end to the practice of separating immigrant children from their families. (more . . .)

Tuition Reimbursement Legislation

Your advocacy representatives in NJCCAP leadership ensured that eligible child and adolescent psychiatrists are specifically included in recent tuition reimbursement legislation. This legislation covers psychiatrists working in under-served areas or state psychiatric hospitals. The original language of the bill inadvertently excluded child and adolescent psychiatrists because the longer fellowship training requirement was not contemplated by the legislature while structuring the program. Through your advocacy representatives' efforts, the oversight was noted during legislative review. Revised language given to bill sponsors that specifically included child and adolescent psychiatrists was incorporated. The full text of the bill that was signed into law by the Governor can be found here. NJCCAP remains ready to continue its advocacy efforts on your behalf! If you would like more information about this work and joining us as we fight to protect our patients and our members please contact Debra Koss, MD, Advocacy Liaison, at

Policy Statement on Marijuana

NJCCAP's Policy Statement on Marijuana:  In addition to the growing trend toward legalization of marijuana, there has been a decrease in perception of harm associated with use as well as an increase in marijuana use. These trends are . . . (read more on Advocacy page)

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles: A planned course of treatment is the result of thoughtful deliberation and collaboration between patient and physician. Yet patients and physicians often face significant barriers to implementing evidence-based, patient-centered care. Utilization management programs . . . (more)
NAMI New Jersey's Educating the Educators (ETE)
NAMI New Jersey's Educating the Educators (ETE)
Are you interested in mental health education and awareness? Consider getting involved in NAMI New Jersey's Educating the Educators (ETE), a statewide standardized program that brings mental health and recovery awareness information to K-12 educators around the state. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are sought to present at Educating the Educators events throughout the year. In order to volunteer, you must first attend a NAMI NJ run training event. The next training will be on August 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch provided) in North Brunswick.
Please apply online:  Application Form

Lorraine Chiorazzi, MD and Charles Wuhl, MD

Drs. Lorraine Chiorazzi and Charles Wuhl have represented the Child Study Group of Bergen County, and for 16 years have periodically held meetings of interest to child and adolescent psychiatrists. If you would like to be on our list, please send your email information to
Member Benefits
JAACAP and Access to Other Journals
Access to other Journals too!
Your AACAP membership entitles you to access not only the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) but also several other journals including the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, The Journal of Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, and Psychiatric Clinics of North America. They can be accessed through the JAACAP website. JAACAP also produces monthly podcasts on a variety of subjects that can be downloaded for free on iTunes.
Meeting/Office/Job Announcements
Meeting, office, or job announcements can be posted free to NJCCAP's website. Membership has its benefits!0