IOCDF Impact Statement
The mission of the IOCDF is to ensure that no one affected by OCD and related disorders suffers alone. Our community provides help, healing, and hope.
Our vision is that everyone impacted by OCD and related disorders has immediate access to effective treatment and support.
The IOCDF provides up-to-date education and resources, strengthens community engagement, delivers quality professional training, and advances groundbreaking research.
The Foundation aims to improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders by:
- Providing resources and support for those affected by OCD, including individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family members, friends, and loved ones.
- Promoting awareness about OCD and related disorders to the OCD community and the general public.
- Increasing access to effective treatment through:
- Educating mental health professionals about evidence-based treatments.
- Providing a forum for professional collaboration and networking.
- Supporting research into the causes of and treatments for OCD and related disorders.
About this Website
The International OCD Foundation is dedicated to providing resources for OCD and related disorders, including pediatric OCD. On our main website, iocdf.org, we provide many resources for adults affected by obsessive compulsive disorder. Many of the resources on iocdf.org (such as our IOCDF Conference Series, Resource Directory, etc.) will still apply, but we also know there are some issues specific to kids, teens, and families affected by OCD.
We asked many of the leading pediatric OCD clinicians and researchers in the United States — as well many individuals and families affected first hand by pediatric OCD — to help us put together information on this website. This site includes information for parents with kids or teens struggling with OCD as well as information written for kids. We also included important information for pediatric mental health and medical providers as well as school personnel.
This site will be continually updated with much more information to come, especially about how OCD affects children’s school functioning. We truly hope you find this new resource to be invaluable.
And thank you to our many contributors:
- Jeanne Fama, PhD
- Fred Penzel, PhD
- Eric A. Storch, PhD
- Aureen P. Wagner, PhD
- Tanya K. Murphy, MD
- Michele Pato, MD
- Evelyn Stewart, MD
- Barbara L. Van Noppen, PhD
- Kyle Williams, MD
- Susan Swedo, MD