APA Advocacy congressional briefings bring relevant psychological science to key policymakers and stakeholders to inform public policy. APA member webinars provide practitioners, researchers, and students with critical policy developments that impact psychologists and the communities they serve. 

Recent events hosted by APA Advocacy highlighted the contributions of psychological science to address children’s mental health, violence against educators, state advocacy for LGBT+ rights, health disparities, substance use disorders, and gun violence prevention.

Recent webinars

March 2022
Little kids looking at electronic devices

Social Media’s Impact on Children and Next Steps

APA’s chief science officer educates congressional policymakers on the science of why social media is so potent to children.

March 2022
Kids raising their hands in a classroom

APA task force briefs lawmakers on the violence and stressors faced by the education workforce during pandemic

Task force presented key findings from survey data collected over a 12-month period, along with policy recommendations and the lived experiences of school personnel.

March 2022
Texas State Capitol Building

Confronting LGBTQ+ discrimination policies across the states

APA president condemns Texas governor’s directive to report parents of transgender minors who receive gender affirmative care.


November 2021
person holding glass of wine

APA cosponsors webinar on telehealth and alcohol treatment

APA and the Friends of the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) hosted a webinar for policymakers, clinical professionals, and members of the public.
October 2021
Hand holding two pills

Raising awareness of the importance of substance use disorder prevention

APA hosted a webinar with the coalition Friends of the National Institute on Drug Abuse to promote awareness of the importance of addressing social determinants of health in preventing the incidence of substance use disorders.