Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

Division 37: Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice is concerned with professional and scientific issues relative to services and service structures for children and youth. The Division seeks to advance research, education, training, and practice and relate psychological knowledge to other fields such as anthropology, law, and pediatrics in such areas as employment, education, recreation, and family planning. The Society's newsletter, Child and Family Policy and Practice Advocate, focuses on selected topics such as the critical needs of ethnic minorities, children's media, the effectiveness of child maltreatment prevention programs, and the treatment of violent juvenile offenders.


Division-sponsored publications
  • No Place to Go: Civil Commitment of Minors

  • Behavioral Toxicology

  • Prevention of Child Maltreatment

  • Adolescent Abortion

  • Psychology and Child Custody Determination

Division Section

Contact Information

APA Division Services  
750 First St, NE 
Washington, DC 20002-4242 
Telephone: (202) 336-6013