A Message From the Division President

Anita Jones Thomas, PhDWhen I received the news that I had been elected to serve as president of the division, I was floored. Div. 37 is host to many members with expertise in psychotherapy and research with children, youth, and families, and members who have devoted their careers to advance policies to promote well-being for children and families. To serve as your leader is an honor for me, and I hope to help continue the legacy of the leaders who have served before me and to continue to the work of the division.

Mission Statement

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.