In the Public Interest: Past Issues

  • 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.

  • June 2013

    This newsletter addresses the Public Interest Directorate convention highlights, Spanish-language version of the Girls Tip Card, National HIV Testing Day, supporting students with disabilites, health dispartities in males, Employee Health & Fitness Month and policy updates.

  • May 2013

    This newsletter addresses Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), the Resource Room for Persons with Disabilities at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the ProDIGs request for proposals.

  • April 2013

    This newsletter addresses child abuse, Go Casual for Charity Day, amicus briefs, ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, child trauma legislation, and the Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award.

  • March 2013

    This newsletter addresses the Psychology Benefits Society blog, Bersoff Presidential Award to Multicultural Programs, neurobehavioral effects of poverty, Committee on LGBT Concerns, resources and opportunities for psychologists, and policy updates.

  • February 2013

    This newsletter addresses new leadership in the Office of AIDS; Health Disparities Initiative, Work, Stress and Health 2013 conference; Black History Month; the new Psychology Benefits Society blog; LGBT health research foundation; and policy updates.

  • January 2013

    This newsletter includes articles about Dr. Allen M. Omoto, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s plea at APA's 1967 aqnnual convention, the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, intimate partner violence, reducing tobacco health disparities, rights of persons with disabilities, the LGBT health meeting, National Convening on Fair Sentencing of Youth and graduate student policy interns.

  • December 2012

    Includes World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, 2013 award recipients, summit on Obesity in African-American women and girls, national caregivers month, SESRCD program updates and ACT facilitator training in Brazil.

  • November 2012

    In this issue: Honoring Dr. John Anderson, National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month, Effective Providers for Child Victims, resources for psychologists and policy updates.

  • October 2012

    Articles in this issue discuss raising safe kids in Brazil, domestic violence, Title IX, UN World Poverty Day, therapeutic responses to sexual orientation, as well as resources for psychologists. Policy updates include workforce for an aging america, bullying prevention summit, summary of convention activiites and opportunities to work with the federal government.

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