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Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program (CHAAMP), supported by The Foundation of Hope and housed within the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research program that investigates the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in youth.

Our mission is to transform the way we predict, prevent, and intervene when children and adolescents are struggling with mental health issues. Already a growing problem, mental health disorders in youth skyrocketed during the pandemic and were made worse by the lack of access to effective treatments.

New World Class Program

CHAAMP is the first of its kind in NC. The Program will operate within the Department of Psychiatry at UNC, conducting cutting-edge translational research to advance understanding and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety and mood disorders, lead outcome improvements, and revolutionize care delivery for vulnerable children.

Hope for Tomorrow

Our goal is to create a state-of-the-art research program that expands our knowledge of the child and adolescent brain, creates novel treatment protocols, and trains future generations of clinician scientists .We believe the new CHAAMP program will save thousands of lives.

The Foundation of Hope has been a dedicated partner of our department, supporting our research mission and helping to break the mental illness stigma. The Foundation of Hope has pledged a $1 million commitment as the impact gift to create this new program. It is our goal to use this support to create a leading Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry here at the UNC Department of Psychiatry.