Disability & Mental Health
Tibby Tried It: This inspiring children's book shows that physical disabilities don't have to slow anyone down, and that trying is what matters most
Russell's World: A Story for Kids About Autism: Children's book explores the ways a boy with autism and his family are different from other children and families
Enhancing Your Interactions With People With Disabilities: Brochure on how to communicate with people with disabilities and portray them to others from APA's Disability Issues Office
Race, Ethnicity & Culture
Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: An APA presidential task force staffed by the Center for Psychology in School and Education (CPSE) examined the issue of educational disparities.
Schools’ Resources Important For Helping Children of Immigrant Families Succeed In the Classroom: Schools with high-achieving students, services for ESL families provide best learning environment.
Teaching and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary APA book discusses integrating multicultural and feminist theories in the classroom, linking ideas that often remain disconnected
Academic Problems in Minority First Graders Linked to Depression in Middle School: Fostering non-academic talents can help build self-esteem and protect against mental health problems.
Young Latino Children Show Strong Classroom Skills, Despite Many Growing Up in Poverty: Immigrant Latinos display strong parenting practices and raise socially agile children
Memory is Key to Cross-cultural Math Differences: The differences for simple arithmetic are not related to formal education, but to extracurricular, culture-specific factors
Ethnic Minority Recruiting Project: An initiative of APA's Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, this project exposes minority high school students to career options in psychology
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues
Mom, Dad. I'm Gay. How Families Negotiate Coming Out: APA book for those who counsel or work with lesbian, gay, transgendered or bisexual children and their families
Answers to your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression: Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity (sense of themselves as male or female) or gender expression differs from that usually associated with their birth sex
Answers to Your Questions For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality (En español): Accurate information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation and the impact of prejudice and discrimination on those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual
Healthy Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students Project: Helps schools, families, and communities promote the healthy growth and full development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) youth