Practice, policy and professional development
Div. 37 members developed these resources related to child and family policy and practice.
Against hitting kids
The Divs. 7 and 37 Task Force on Physical Punishment of Children released a statement against hitting children. »
Needed: Editorial board
Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice seeks additional members for its editorial board. »
A Message From the Division President
In 2001, I began my Div. 37 involvement as the graduate student representative. I was in awe of the names on the membership list. Seventeen years and three more Board positions later, I have the same thoughts when I look at Div. 37 membership list. You are the leaders in the field I care about most: using evidence-based psychology to help vulnerable children, youth and families. You are the authors whose work I read and cite. You are some of the most dedicated, collaborative professionals anywhere. It is an honor I hold dear, that you have put your faith in me to lead in these dynamic times.
The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Div. 37 of the American Psychological Association; formerly Div. 37: Child, Youth and Family Services) is committed to the application of psychological knowledge to advocacy, social justice, service delivery and public policies affecting children, youth and families in a diverse and inclusive society. The society advances research, education, training, and practice through a multidisciplinary and culturally-informed perspective. The society is interested in supporting culturally-informed evidence-based practice that promotes health equity with underserved and vulnerable populations.
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