Upcoming events and news

The Office on Socioeconomic Status highlights upcoming events and noteworthy dates

If you would like to offer items or to advice on future events and announcements, please contact Ieshia Haynie.

  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
    On Jan. 4, 2011, United States President, Barack Obama, proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The president’s proclamation for the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become the Universal standard for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. The Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES), its office and APA members will recognize January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to raise awareness, advocacy and the enforcement of human trafficking laws.

  • 2013 CSES Call for Leadership Award Nominees
    We hope that you will take this opportunity to highlight the works of your colleagues and peers. The APA Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) invites nominations, including self-nominations for the 2013 CSES Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the understanding of socioeconomic status and the lives and well-being of the poor. The deadline for the submission of nominees is June 1, 2013. For more information visit our website.

  • The 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
    The convention will be held in Honolulu, July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013. The sessions of the 2013 APA convention in Honolulu are being organized to allow attendees free time to enjoy the activities available on the island of Oahu. Make the most of your free time by planning ahead. Following are useful resources for making the most of your time in Hawai‘i.

• Hawai‘i’s official tourism site

• Eat like a local in Hawai‘i

• Activities around the islands

  • APA Consolidated Meetings in Washington from March 15 - 17, 2013
    The Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) meets for its first time in 2013. Official CSES Monitors from state psychological associations or APA divisions receive advance copies of our committee meeting agendas and subsequent agenda minutes. Monitors provide comments and/or suggestions for committee activities and programs. If you are interested in serving as a CSES monitor, please contact us.

  • Volunteer as a guest editor of the SES Indicator
    The guest editor will contribute the lead story for that edition. Contributions must be SES related current, emerging or cross-cutting content that highlights health, education and human welfare. Articles do not have to be original pieces. They can be condensed or redacted versions of a previously written report, analysis, or article. Guest Editors can write the lead article (in the range of 500-1500 words) or a supporting article (less than 600 words), on a topic of their choice related to the content theme. We seek APA members and researchers — from all levels, fields, and expertise in psychology — who are interested in serving as a Guest Editor for future issues. We accept guest editor contributions on a rolling basis.
  • The next issue of the SES Indicator, Spring Edition
    Guest Editor Cynthia Hudley, PhD, professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and member of the Committee on Socioeconomic Status will offer a narrative on educational disadvantages and the quality of schools in impoverished communities.