ERIC Number: ED461413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Statements on Children, Youth, and Families.
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
This publication documents resolutions of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) related to children, youth, and families. It includes resolutions on: (1) children's mental health as indicated in Public Law No. 89-97; (2) the national commitment to early child development; (3) corporal punishment in institutions where children are cared for or educated; (4) sex discrimination in child custody issues; (5) the International Year of the Child; (6) psychological abuse of children and youth; (7) television violence and children, including encouraging parental monitoring of children's viewing, reducing televised violence, and supporting relevant research; (8) the establishment of an APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families; (9) motor vehicle trauma to infants and children; (10) violence against children by governments; (11) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; (12) an initiative to develop and implement a national strategy for preventing and treating child abuse and neglect; (13) the use of anatomically detailed dolls in forensic evaluations; (14) lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths in the schools; (15) the United Nations International Year of the Family, 1994; (16) firearm safety and youth, including nationwide licensing, reduction of access, and school-based educational programs; (17) violence in mass media, including dissemination of research results, endorsement of warning labels for violent material, revision of the Film Rating System, and reduction of media violence; (18) psychological needs of children exposed to disasters; and (19) access to sexuality education. (Contains 51 references.) (KDFB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Bisexuality, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Development, Child Neglect, Childhood Needs, Children, Corporal Punishment, Emotional Abuse, Family (Sociological Unit), Guns, Homosexuality, Mass Media Effects, Mental Health, Motor Vehicles, Position Papers, Sex Discrimination, Sex Education, Television, Traffic Safety, Violence
American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.