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.
- Children’s mental health and mental health services
- Systems of care
- Health disparities and inequalities
- Physical punishment of children
- Promoting positive parenting practices
- Divorce and custody
- Child abuse prevention
- Pediatric AIDS
- Drug-exposed infants
Students and professionals in related fields are encouraged to join Div. 37.
- Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families
- National Prevention Science Coalition
- National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health (C-CAB)
- Coalition for Unleashing the Power of Prevention (PDF, 166KB)