Welcome To IACAM
The Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
(IACAM) conceived in 1988 and born in 1990 is the realization of long
cherished dream of those mental health professionals who have
shown greater commitment to the mental health problems of children
and adolescents over long years. The idea of floating an association of
child mental health professionals originated in 1988 on the occasion
of "National Workshop on Child Mental Health: Needs and Priorities"
organized by Dr. Savita Malhotra, Department of Psychiatry at Post
Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh on
Nov.25-26,1988.The idea was mooted among the prominent psychiatrists
which received an overwhelmingly positive response. Considerable
amount of support was mobilized and it was finally possible to prepare
a memorandum introduced formally at first National Conference of
Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Pune on Nov. 3-4, 1990.