The Child and Family Policy and Practice Advocate
Editor: Julie Cohen, Ph.D.
The goal of the Division 37 newsletter, The Advocate, is to support Division 37's commitment to the application of psychological knowledge to advocacy, service delivery, and public policies affecting children, youth, and families by promoting the Division’s efforts in these areas and maintaining close communication between the Board and the membership of the Division.
Submit manuscripts electronically by emailing them to the current Advocate editor, Julie Cohen, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board.
Articles must be in English and must be competently written and argued. They generally should not exceed six double-spaced pages in length, including references, tables, and figures. Use 12-point font and one-inch margins.
Articles published cover all topics related to child and family policy and practice. Submissions should be current, timely, and of interest to the Division 37 membership. The Advocate often publishes special sections or special issues on particular topics. If we are seeking submissions for a special issue, the topic will be posted on the Publications page of the Division 37 website and/or the topic will be emailed to the Division 37 listserv.
The Advocate is a forum and articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Division 37 Board. For manuscripts that are accepted for publication that advocate policies that are controversial and/or counter to those of Division 37, we reserve the right to publish an accompanying article articulating an alternative point of view.
Comments on the policies of the Division and articles published in The Advocate are also considered. We suggest comments be submitted no later than two months from the date of the issue containing the article to which they respond; they should meet the same criteria for original articles and should make a reasonable and substantial contribution to the discussion of the topic.
Division 37 is pleased to announce that we are "going green"! Starting with the summer 2011 issue, Div37 is now distributing all issues of The Advocate electronically. If you have already provided Div37 with an email address, you will automatically receive an email three times a year from email@example.com with a link to the most recent e-Advocate issue (we recommend you add this address to your contacts so you don't have any problems receiving the emails). If you do not receive your email with the link, please let us know and we will make sure the email address we have is current. If you have not provided Div37 with an email address and would like to receive future issues electronically, please send us your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the distribution list. Of course, if you do not wish to receive future issues electronically, you can still access a pdf version of each issue of The Advocate here on the Publications page of the Div37 website (see below).
Click below for current and back issues (pdf format):
The Advocate is published three times each year. Below is the annual publication schedule.
If you have suggestions for articles or announcements to include in The Advocate, please contact the Editor at the address above.
The Child and Family Policy and Practice Review
The Review was discontinued as of January 1, 2009; however, click below to view back issues (pdf format).
Interdivisional Task Force on Disaster, Community Readiness, and Recovery
Click here for a link to the Manual.
The SCRD 2009 Summit on the Interdivisional Task Force on Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health
The report can be downloaded at this website: http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=353&Itemid=1