In the Public Interest
Substantial empirical data has accumulated that address psychological contributions to the remediation of homelessness. In 2009, James Bray, PhD, formed the Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness (TFPCEH) as one of his presidential initiatives. The Task Force produced a report summarizing the current literature to support recommendations to advance research, training, practice, and policy on homelessness.
DR. KEITA'S COLUMN
IN THIS ISSUE
- Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
APA is proud to be an official supporter of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, which promotes positive youth development, resilience, recovery and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs.
- Pentagon and Congress Should Act Quickly to End Gay Military Ban, APA Says
Cites large body of scientific research
- Confronting childhood obesity
Tips and resources for parents about helping their children make better decisions about what they eat to prevent childhood obesity.
- HOPE Program
The HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program endeavors to enhance psychologists' ability to competently and compassionately respond to people infected and affected by HIV.
- Cyber Mentors
The Cyber Mentors Program in the Office on AIDS seeks qualified mentors and mentees to participate in a 2-year, distance-learning, mentorship program designed to prepare doctoral-level behavioral and social scientists for careers as independent researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS and communities of color.
- Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award
This award seeks to recognize an APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on advancing the role of psychological principles to enhance the lives of and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
- Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)
- Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
- Public Interest Government Relations Office
The Public Interest Government Relations Office actively engages in shaping federal policy to promote psychology in the public interest. Issue areas include: aging; children, youth, and families; individuals with disabilities; ethnic minority affairs; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues; socioeconomic status; and women’s issues.
- May 2010 Policy Update
Public Interest Government Relations Office updates on federal policy issues, including leadership changes for APA's PI-GRO, the Healthy Media for Youth Act, the Department of Defense DADT policy change, the re-authorization of K-12 Education Law, and much more.