As a welfare recipient, I thought the system was unfair. As a case manager and researcher, I was appalled by how welfare was distributed.
Our goal as a committee is to foster discussion, scholarship, and advocacy related to bisexual issues in psychology within the American Psychological Association community and the general population tangentially.
“This is a tremendous step for [Cook County] to say to its corrections officers: ‘We understand your mental health needs and stresses… Cook County and Chicago can produce long-term policies that are at the forefront as models for true social justice and changing the system for the better.”
Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart–who oversees the largest single-site jail in the United States–announced August 6 that his office is establishing an Office of Mental Health Policy and Advocacy, as well as a 24-hour mental health hotline for Cook County detainees and their families. Dart has been an outspoken voice on systemic mental health and justice reform; the …
Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart has been an outspoken voice on systemic mental health and justice reform. The Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice has worked with his office to implement a number of new approaches within the Cook County Jail and juvenile justice system.
After my client was killed, it was impossible to stop thinking and talking about the terrible things we inflict upon one another as human beings. The truth is that many of us end up witnessing social problems by accident, and when we realize what we’ve seen, we turn our heads or walk away. I understand now that as psychologists, we must raise awareness and expose the social problems that many people do not see on a daily basis.
We are encouraged. In the year since our global conference on ”The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Paving the Way Forward,” we have been encouraged by the rapidly increasing conversations and action with and among practitioners, researchers, philanthropists, communities, and policymakers who are advancing and applying social determinants thinking, and a “Health in All Policies” approach, to the policies, social conditions, …
Restorative or conversion “therapy” is not therapy and it is not psychologically based. Educating our clients, our communities and society about this is critical to supporting the more just and socially inclusive society we strive to achieve.