In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
In This Issue
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is celebrated on Jan. 21, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s plea at APA's 1967 Annual Convention remains relevant in the ongoing fight against racism today.
- Reacting to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Making sense of the tragic school shooting and how to help your children manage their distress.
- Intimate Partner Violence
Nearly half of all women in the United States have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner.
- Strengthening psychology’s role in reducing tobacco health disparities
Smoking and tobacco use are the most common preventable causes of death in the United States and they severely impact health priority populations.
January Policy Updates
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities falls short of Senate ratification
The U.S. Senate voted against ratification of the convention, coming five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to ratify an international treaty.
- APA Participates in Key Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Meeting
APA joined 88 other organizations in asking members of Congress to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans under federal employment nondiscrimination policies.
- APA participates in 2012 National Convening on Fair Sentencing of Youth
APA’s PI-GRO participated in a panel at the 2012 National Convening of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth to discuss APA's contributions to the fair sentencing of youth, including amicus curiae briefs.
- PI-GRO seeks graduate student policy interns for the 2013-2014 year
Students interested in working on policy issues with the Public Interest Government Relations Office are encouraged to apply.