DECLARATION OF VENICE (1996)
“Principles for organizing systems of mental health for children and adolescents”.
“Among the objectives of systems of mental health within single countries and in different geographic areas:
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DECLARATION OF VENICE (1998)
“Autism and other grave disorders of the age of development”
“ The autism and the other pervasive Development Disorders (DDD) represent frequent psychiatric disorders during childhood. 1 on 1,500 children are affected by autism, while grave mental disorders related to this pathology affect 1 child on 200-500”. Young patients affected by such disorders live in every country, belong to every ethnic group, regardless their social extraction and their family’s wealth.
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DECLARATION OF SHARM EL SHEIKH (2000)
“[...] EMACAPAP will include child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as all professions related to mental health and commitment on childhood (psychology, welfare, pediatrics, education and special education, pediatric assistance, language etc..). EMACAPAP will work in collaboration with other international organizations by sharing commitment towards child and adolescent mental health, and associated services, formation and protection […]”.
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DECLARATION OF MODENA (2000)
“Genetics of Autism”
“[...] Recent studies on autism used several contemporary approaches to the genetic research on complex human conditions. Such approaches include studies on populations, families, twins, individuals with specific genetic and behavioral discoveries. It will be important to maintain a vast range of research methodologies and to allow investigators to pursue discoveries by using different methodologies in the future. New discoveries on genetics of autism have led to recognize that genetic factors since the moment of birth play a crucial role as a cause of mental disorders […]
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“90 YEARS OF FUTURE”
A biography to celebrate Giovanni Bollea for his 90th birtday.
Giovanni Bollea, Distinguished Professor in Child Neuropsychiatry at the University “La
Sapienza” (Rome), has participated to the Scientific Committee of the Foundation Child since its origin. Prof. Bollea’s contribution to Italian Neuropsychiatry is seminal, especially regarding new perspectives for an innovative approach to address the topic of mental health for children and adolescents. (Rome, 2003).
DECLARATION OF ROME (2003)
“Protecting Childhood in Contexts of War and Terrorism”
[…] A huge number of children, families, and communities have been devastated by situations of war, terrorism, natural disasters, and abuse. The extent to which children are respected is by itself an indicator of a civil society. Suffering does not depend on absolute good and evil. Suffering belongs to everybody’s life. The concept of neglecting pain by thinking of it as a distant problem, often related to cultural differences, should be discussed in our modern civil world. We no longer have safe heavens […]
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S ESSAY (2003)
“Caring for children and adolescents with mental disorders: setting the WHO directions”
This essay, which was written in partnership with the World Health Organization, represents the outcome of the 2002 Conference with the same title (Geneva; 2003).
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DECLARATION OF FLORENCE (2007)
“Children’s Psychic Wellbeing in Europe: plans and perspectives”
“[…]In this occasion, the current status of child psychiatry in Europe has been studied and some general guidelines have been advanced to prevent psychiatric pathologies, enhance treatment’s efficiency, improve the service’s quality and accessibility, collectively fight against stigma, and to protect human rights […]”.
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“Promoting Resilience and Psychological Well-Being in Vulnerable Life Stages”
Essay that was published on “Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics” , n°6/2008.
“Promoting activities sensitive to vulnerable life stages”
Article written in collaboration of the WTO Europe (WTO Regional Office in Europe).
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