In the Public Interest: Past Issues

  • November 2014

    This newsletter addresses psychology contributing towards the American dream, Ferguson aftermath, National Family Caregivers Month, child sexual abuse in the black community, suicide prevention, militarization of police forces, early learning spending and policy in Washington, D.C.

  • October 2014

    This newsletter addresses National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Clients, National Latina Heritage Month, biopsychosocial challenges of older adults living with HIV, minority economic disparities, SAMHSA three-year strategic plan and four decades of success on Capitol Hill.

  • September 2014

    This newsletter addresses childhood obesity, the Annual Psychology Summer Institute, health disparities in boys and men, the 2015 Work, Stress and Health Conference, questions in a practicum interview, dementia prevention, the Minority Fellowship Program, assessing persons with disabilities, a bill that improves employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, UN Disability Treaty and key health disparities legislation introduced in the House of Representatives.

  • 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.

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