Give an Hour and the American Psychological Association announced their new partnership at the 2018 American Psychological Association Convention. This partnership aims to maximize the impact of the Give an Hour network by enlisting the support of APA members and harnessing their skills and expertise in order to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve.
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APA is working to support humane immigration policies that consider the needs of immigrant children and families, and the psychological science on the adverse effects of lengthy parent-child separations on children’s cognitive and emotional development.Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD.American Psychological Association CEO
We continue to follow the news regarding immigrants and refugee families being separated and displaced at and beyond the U.S. border and are so grateful to the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association and California Marriage and Family Therapy Association for joining us in this effort to provide care and relief.Dr. Barbara Van DahlenFounder and President of Give an Hour
APA members are committed to improving not only the policies that lead to family separation, but also the outcome for those families affected. This partnership with Give an Hour complements the Refugee Mental Health Resources Network developed by the APA divisions on trauma psychology, on the psychology of women, on international psychology and on pharmacotherapy. I am pleased that APA’s new partnership with Give an Hour will give our members a new way to directly contribute their time to this vital cause.Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhDAmerican Psychological Association CEO
These partnerships will not only ensure that we have the necessary providers to offer support to these families, it will also greatly increase the likelihood that these children and families will recover from the separation and possible trauma they are experiencing.Dr. Barbara Van DahlenFounder and President of Give an Hour