In the Public Interest: Past Issues

  • August 2014

    This newsletter addresses the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prolonging vitality, International Congress of Applied Psychology 2014, childhood poverty, Public Interest Directorate convention highlights, sexualization at an early age, disability and LGBT issues around adoption and foster care, discrimination against the unemployed, federal behavioral counseling and sexually transmitted infections proposal, young people immigrating across the nation’s southern border, law enforcement mental health systems response to violence and the White House Summit on Working Families.

  • June 2014

    This newsletter addresses 2015 Work, Stress and Health Conference announces call for proposals, LGBT Pride, Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS call for nominations, National HIV Testing Day, power of individual responses to victims of sexual assault, Indian health service funding, juvenile justice, federal caregiving and respite care programs funding, perinatal depression screening, gay black men and advocacy and federal policy.

  • May 2014

    This newsletter addresses children's mental health awareness month, International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, tip sheet for psychologists working with older adults, Employee Health & Fitness Month, ProDIGs, 2015 Public Interest Awards, hip hop therapy, congressional testimony on mental health systems reform, raising the minimum wage, and hunger and food assistance.

  • April 2014

    This newsletter addresses National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014 Council of Representatives Meeting, Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," human right benefits of scientific progress, policymakers opinions of what psychological research has to say about key legislative issues, improvements in children’s mental health, early learning experiences and LGBT workplace issues.

  • March 2014

    This newsletter addresses LGBT Health Awareness Week, APA-ABA National Conference, the 2nd National Children's Mental Health Summit, LGBT Concerns, kids health, the importance of building positive relationships with students, APA’s Grassroots advocacy platform, Amalia Corby-Edwards' federal policy initiatives role, paid sick days legislation and Minority Fellowship Program's budget increase.

  • February 2014

    This newsletter addresses teen dating violence, Black History Month, pediatric outreach meeting, APA-ABA National Conference, HIV Specialist special issue on HIV and mental health, calls for restoration and protection of unemployment benefits, and Indian Health Services budget.

  • January 2014

    This newsletter addresses Toni C. Antonucci, PhD, reflections on being a public interest psychologist, Nelson Mandela's words of wisdom, Martin Luther King Jr.'s plea to APA’s 1967 Annual Convention, joy in the lives of the less fortunate, program to fight HIV/AIDS abroad, HIV discrimination, food assistance, relief for sequester and federal spending cuts, and paid family medical leave.

  • December 2013

    This newsletter addresses workplace bullying, working with older adults, american ethnic minorities, ACT Raising Safe Kids Program website, Roberta Downing, PhD, LGBT legislation, Older Americans Act reauthorization, geriatric training programs, LGBTI research priorities and investment in global HIV/AIDS programs.

  • October 2013

    This newsletter addresses new leadership in the Government Relations Office, Committee on Psychology in the Public Interest Awards, UN World Poverty Day, parenting in challenging times series, National Wellness Week, Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship program, and the United States Conference on AIDS.

  • September 2013

    In this issue: A mother's perspective on the sexualization of girls; honest dialogue on racial prejudice and stereotyping; safe and supportive schools for LGBT youth; and health disparities in boys and men.

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