The Independent Association of Child Psychologists and Psychiatrists (IACPP) was first established in Moscow in June 1992. Two years later, in July 1994, representatives attended the annual Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions that took place in San Francisco, California, and were adopted as a permanent member of that body, representing Russia.
Work of the IACPP to date has included:
With some assistance from groups in Britain and elsewhere, the IACPP has published two resources that emerged from conferences it organized over the past two years: "Russian Orphans: Problems, Hopes, Future" and "A Special Child and His Surroundings: Medical, Social and Psychological Aspects." It soon plans to put out a directory of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry in Russia, and also hopes eventually to publish a periodical on childhood personality problems and pathologies.
- a program on discovering gifted children
- developing an orphanage that will allow mothers who feel incapable of caring for their children, to remain with their children and care for them in an institutional setting
- a program of assistance to children in military conflict zones (e.g. Karabakh)
- the organization of a Charitable Foundation for the Protection of the Mental Health of Children in Russia.
For further information about the Independent Association of Child Psychologists and Psychiatrists, contact Anatoly Severny, Ph.D., president of the association. His telephone numbers are (work) 7-095-169-1812 or (home) 7-095-254-2866.
Last updated: January 1997
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).