In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
In This Issue
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the 40th Anniversary of APA's First Official Resolution on Issues Related to Homosexuality.
By G. Tina Wolridge and Ronald L. Schlittler
- Safe and Supportive Schools Project launches new website
Learn about bullying and sexual harassment prevention, parental engagement in schools and school connectedness.
By Lacey Rosenbaum
A Student's Perspective
- Psychology's duty to promote and protect human rights: Yesterday, today and every day forward
"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." - John F. Kennedy
By Ellie Castine, MS
Did You Know
- Sexualization of Girls
APA's "Girls Talk: Sexualization of Girls" video tops 50,000 views.
- APA congressional briefing explores psychology’s role in reducing police and community conflicts
“Post-Ferguson: The Psychology of Improving Police and Community Relations” brought lawmakers and experts together to discuss how to build trusting partnerships between law enforcement and members of the public.
- APA Advocates, Mobilized Grassroots Around Federal Poverty Research
APA and others urge the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to reinstate funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families research program.
- Access to Health Coverage Can Reduce LGBT Behavioral Health Disparities
Health and Human Services (HHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) participate in important roundtable.
- APA Continues Advocacy on Employment Issues
Association joins coalition action in support of Obama administration efforts.
- Coalition Urges Congress to Prioritize Early Learning and Child Care
Letters target congressional appropriators, seek funding increases.