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President's Message

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the president of APA Div. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice). As a first-generation college student, I would not be in this position without the support of my circle of mentors. I began my leadership in APA as a student leader with APAGS, and my passion for serving the profession and my community has continued.

As a psychologist, my career has been dedicated to advancing the public interest and well-being of society. Div. 37 is committed to the application of psychological science to engage in advocacy, social justice, service delivery and public policies to improve the lives of children, youth and families in a diverse and inclusive society...

 
 
 

Publications

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The Advocate

Stay up to date on Div. 37’s efforts to support advocacy, service delivery, and public policies affecting children, youth and families.

 
 
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Section on Child Maltreatment Newsletter

Stay informed of the Section’s initiatives, public policy, research, practice and case law relating to child maltreatment.

 
 
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Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice

Div. 37 members receive access to this SpringerBrief publication on issues related to social policy and services for children, youth and families.

 
 

Resources

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Resources for Early Career Psychologists

Explore resources related to the job market, professional development, work-life balance, and award opportunities.

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Child and Family/Advocacy Resources

Discover resources such as handouts with childrearing tips, curriculum guides on child maltreatment, and resources for evidence-based practice.

Section on Child Maltreatment

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Section on Child Maltreatment

The Section on Child Maltreatment (Section I of Div. 37 of the APA) was established in 1994 to support and promote scientific inquiry, training, professional practice, and advocacy in the area of child maltreatment. 

DREAM Special Interest Group

Diverse Racial Ethnic and Multicultural SIG

Learn more and consider joining the DREAM SIG in its work to support children, youth, and families from historically underrepresented diverse populations and communities.



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Div. 37 co-sponsors this website, which seeks to promote healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for, or work with, children. 

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Awards

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Email lists

Join our four email listservs to stay updated on information relating to children, youth and families.

Task forces

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Date created: 2013