Resolutions, Position Statements, Policy Briefs and Letters of Support



Our resolutions provide a concise overview of our stance on a particular policy concern, resources for more information on the topic, ways that our members can get involved in addressing the issue, and background research from the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Resolution on the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
Resolution on Families Crossing Borders
Resolution on Protections for Transgender Students

Resolution on Protecting Immigrant Children and Families
Resolution on Health Care
Resolution on Global Mental Health
Resolution on Tough-on-Crime Policies
Resolution on Health Care and Re-entry After Incarceration
Resolution on the Prevention of Child Trafficking
Resolution on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Resolution on Racism
Principles of Health Care Reform

Position Statements

Our position statements guide our policy and advocacy work. In the last 3 years, our statements have emphasized immigration, group care of children and adolescents, family homelessness, schools and juvenile shackling.    

The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children and Families
Consensus Statement on Group Care for Children and Adolescents
Family Homelessness: Mental Health Needs of Children and Families
Safe and Humane Schools: Places of Community
Safe and Humane Schools: Violence Prevention
Shackling Children in Court: Implications for Adolescent Development 

Policy Briefs

We recently began work on what will be a series of policy briefs on topics relevant to our task forces and current events.

Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System