Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network (PediPRN)

Useful Links for Providers

The mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and PRN research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. This publication from AACAP discusses when to seek referral or consultation with a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

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Enroll in PediPRN

It is preferred that practices enroll in PediPRN before using the free service.

Learn how to enroll is a clearinghouse of behavioral science on children, youth, and families. It was created by the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families, a group of seven American Psychological Assocaition (APA) divisions interested in enabling the public to access quality information on children and families. is designed to promote the integration of medical and behavioral/mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families by providing ready access to needed resources to interested professionals in different disciplines who are working in a variety of settings.

The State of Massachusetts offers the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP), a program similar to the Rhode Island PediPRN program. If your practice is located in Massachusetts, you may be able to access MCPAP.

Useful information based on emerging information about children and screens can be found from the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development.

Resources, information, and reviews for parents, families, and providers about various media, new and old, can be found at Common Sense Media.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has provided a family media plan for families’ use in starting conversations and setting household rules around technology use.