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APA SENDS LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP CONCERNING SEPARATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

On June 14, 2018, APA sent a letter to President Trump, urging the administration to end its policy of separating children and families detained while crossing the border. The policy calls for children, including infants, to be removed from their parents and placed often indefinitely in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

APA warned that trauma from family separation is a significant social determinant of mental and physical health, and referenced decades of documented research showing the harmful effects of parent-child separation on children and caregivers’ emotional and psychological well-being. APA implored the administration to reconsider this deleterious policy and commit to the more humane practice of housing families together pending immigration proceedings. 

Click here to read the letter.


2018 RISK MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE: JUNE 23

The 2018 Risk Management Institute, co-sponsored by the NCPA Division of Independent Professional Practice and the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust, will take place Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. This institute is worth 6 Category ‘A’ CE credits and intended to meet the NC Psychology Board’s Ethical/Legal CE requirements for psychologists. In addition, individuals insured through the Trust-sponsored Professional Liability Program are eligible for a 15% discount on his/her Professional Liability Insurance for the next two years.

Registration is now closed.

For directions to the Friday Center, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you on June 23!


APA CALLS SUICIDE PREVENTION A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITY

Following is a statement from the American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., on the increase in suicide rates in the United States:

“The terrible and tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain reflect a growing national crisis.

“Suicide increased by 25 percent across the United States from 1999 to 2016, according to research released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A shocking 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide in 2016. 

“Suicide needs to be a public health priority, so APA supports a multifaceted public health approach. We need to increase access to mental health screenings and ensure that insurance covers both prevention services and treatment. We need more funding for evidence-based treatment and its dissemination, including crisis services. We need more research and to ensure a focus on risk assessment, evidence-based prevention programs, and treatment to reduce the incidence of suicide.”

Click here for the full statement, as well as resources on suicide warning signs, prevention, and more.


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