May/June 2003

Division News

The Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP)’s Mentoring Service provides support for individual teachers beyond that available in their departments.

Foundation News

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) requests proposals for research-based programs on violence prevention and intervention.

From the Education Directorate

Continuing resolutions, budget caps, special projects, soft and hard earmarks—what do these things have to do with psychology? Everything.

From the Science Directorate

APA has filed an amicus brief in support of the University of Michigan’s affirmative action admissions policies that are currently under review by the Supreme Court.

From the Public Interest Directorate

The APA Council of Representatives authorized the formation of the Children and Adolescents Task Force of the Ad Hoc Committee on End-of-Life Issues and charged it with producing a report on practice, research, training, and policy issues for psychologists who work with dying children and their families.

From the Practice Directorate

Twenty-nine percent (29%) of clients are experiencing increases in symptoms or the onset of symptoms in response to war and threats of terrorism. Generalized fear and fear or uncertainty about the future are prominent symptoms.