Mental health needs of young offenders and victims:
Assessment, intervention and legal issues

11,12 and 13

May 2016

FMUP, Porto

Faculty of Medicine

In 2016 the 5th EFCAP Congress will take place in the beautifull city of Porto. Participants will be able to learn and to discuss about assessment procedures, intervention strategies and programs and legal issues related to mental health problems of both young offenders and victims.

The attendant’s will also appreciate a perfect combination of tradition and modernity and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Porto.

We invite you to submit your proposals for oral or poster presentations, and visit here for upcoming news.
Meet the Scientific Program

One of the EFCAP aims is to raise awareness of the need for constant change in the criminal and civil justice systems, so as to provide as well as possible for the interests and the development requirements of children and young people.

Assessment and treatment
of young offenders and victims

Offenders and victims
legal issues

Practices in residential care
of children and youngsters

Aggression management
in children and adolescents

Community based interventions
with young offenders and victims

Neurobiological processes
in antisocial youths

The program
will feature
diverse thematics

* The conference will be conducted entirely in English.

Early Bird

Until 30th November 2015






Until 29th February 2016





Last Call

After 1st March 2016




EFCAP Members, EFCAP-NL Members, EFCAP-FINLAND Members and The Royal College of Psychiatrists Members
Graduate, and Undergraduate Students/Trainees and Participants from Low Income Countries

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Professionals from different scientific backgrounds including child and adolescents psychiatrists and psychologists, forensic psychiatrist and psychologists, nurses, judges, lawyers, politicians, social workers, pedestrians, policy makers, teachers and pedagogues, and trainees of all these disciplines are strongly invited to participate and share their expertise, new data, research findings, new projects and ideas that can help to improve the mental health assistance provided to young offenders and to young victims of crime.
Meet the invited speakers

"Most of all, I hope that our efforts will in turnbenefit the youngsters themselves."

Prof. Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen, PhD, President EFCAP. Read the full message