The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association) is committed to the application of psychological knowledge to advocacy, service delivery, and public policies affecting children, youth, and families. The Division advances research, education, training, and practice through a multi-disciplinary perspective. Division activities, which include published works, have focused on such topics as: divorce and custody, child abuse prevention, pediatric AIDS, drug-exposed infants, latchkey children, homelessness, and systems of care.
The Division publishes a newsletter, The Advocate, at no additional cost beyond membership dues. More information on these publications is available on our Publications page.
The Section on Child Maltreatment was established in 1994 to support and promote scientific inquiry, training, professional practice, and advocacy in the area of child maltreatment. The Section on Child Maltreatment is the only permanent organization within the APA specifically developed to address issues related to child abuse and neglect. For more information about the Section, click here to visit the Section I website or contact President Jennifer Kaminski at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the new Division 37 Fellows for 2013:
Cindy Perrin-Miller, Ph.D.
Lonnie Sherrod, Ph.D.
Roger Levesque, JD, Ph.D.
Mark Reinecke, Ph.D.
Mihaela Robila, Ph.D.
We are delighted to announce the just published book, edited by Anne McDonald Culp:
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We are delighted to announce the newly elected Division 37 board members, whose terms officially start :
Mary Ann McCabe (President-Elect),
Amy L. Damashak (Secretary),
Lewis P. Lipsitt (Member at large for Advocacy),
Paula J. Fite (Member at large for Early Career Psychologists), and
Sandra J. Bishop-Josef (Division Representative to APA Council).
We are pleased to announce a new member benefit!
The Society has signed a contract for a Division-sponsored publication with Springer Publications entitled: Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice. The publication will consist of a single monograph or a cohesive collection of papers that the publisher will include in its SpringerBriefs series. See below for a description of the topical coverage for this new publication.
The benefit to the Society members
comes from the free electronic access to the publication online and to a
reduced purchase price if a hard copy is requested for a particular
issue. The Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice issues will
be advertised widely and will be available for purchase by other
ANOTHER MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT! The Career Development Interest Group (CDIG) invites all Div37 members to take advantage of several membership benefits. To learn more, read the endorsement letter and the announcement of the CDIG/DIV37 collaboration.
The Division 37 Awards have been announced. Visit the Awards page to see who this year's winners are!
Special New Member Offer! Free membership for one year to graduate students and to early career psychologists transitioning in their first year out of graduate school. Please click on Membership at the top tool bar for information about membership benefits and how to join. Click here for an application to join Division 37 and for more information on the New Member Offer.
Students: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "new member" typed in the subject line to join the Division 37 Student Listserv!
The Interdivisional Task Force on Disaster, Community Readiness, and Recovery (Div. 37 and 27) announces its just-released manual entitled, How to Help Your Community recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action. Click here for a link to the manual. For more information, click on the Task Forces tab.
Please visit our Resources Page. There you will find Childrearing tips and other helpful advocacy resources.
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