From the Public Interest Directorate
In the September 2009 issue of “In the Public Interest”, the Public Interest Directorate highlights activities related to crime prevention, prison treatment, and post-release parole; the just approved APA Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts”; proposed legislation supporting c hild maltreatment prevention efforts in community health centers; a new online CE workshop on working with older adults; psychological education and training from culture-specific and multiracial perspectives; advocacy; and more.
Online registration is now available for the 8 th international conference on occupational stress and health -- “ Work, Stress, and Health 2009: Global Concerns and Approaches” – which will be held at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 5-8, 2009, with Preconference Workshops on November 5. Convened by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, the 2009 conference will highlight work, stress, and health as a subject of global concern affecting developed and developing countries alike, with over 40 countries represented. Over 95 paper sessions, symposia, and roundtable discussions, as well as over 150 poster presentations, will address the constantly changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers around the world. Registration and other information is available at the Public Interest Work, Stress and Health website