that can benefit Latinos in rural areas
whose mental health needs are grossly
For more information about the
Pearson Early Career Grant, visit www.
Identifying and overcoming the
challenges of parental military
APF has given the 2014 APF Randy
Gerson Memorial Grant to Aubrey
at the University
use the $6,000
grant to study the
effects of military
on family members. Specifically,
Rodriguez will examine parent–
adolescent discussions to assess
family dynamics that may affect an
adolescent’s adjustment to a parent’s
absence due to military service. She will
use behavioral observations to identify
how a civilian parent may transmit
mental health risk to the adolescent
child. Rodriguez expects that certain
characteristics of their communications
will be associated with adolescents’
mental health problems (i.e., anxiety,
depression and risky behaviors) and
will help explain links between military
service and youth problems.
Rodriguez says that her findings
could lead to interventions for these
families. “Identifying modifiable
communication processes can inform
interventions to prevent military-
connected adolescents’ behavioral health
problems and can provide targets for
programs for military families with
adolescents,” she says.
In addition, she says, the research
may reduce mental health disparities
among this underserved population.
For more information about the
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, visit
Resources (PAR) gives $25,000
to APF’s Transform the Future
PAR, an independent publisher of
psychological assessment materials since
1978, strives to be a trusted resource
for the best assessments to support the
critical work of their customers.
This mission is directed by PAR’s four
• Publish innovative, high-quality
products that meet customer needs.
•Deliver unparalleled customer
• Hire exceptional people and take
great care of them.
• Give back to the community
through donations of time and financial
support to worthwhile organizations
that help others.
Now, thanks to a gift of $25,000 to
APF’s W. Bruce and Jane Walsh Fund
in memory of Dr. John L. Holland,
PAR is giving back to the psychology
community as well as supporting
innovative research that tackles some
of society’s biggest challenges.
Established in 2013, the W. Bruce
and Jane Walsh Fund in memory of Dr.
John L. Holland supports cutting-edge
research investigating how personality,
culture and environment affect work
Holland’s legacy and contributions
to the theory of career development,
counseling and assessment.
PAR’s gift to APF will provide much-needed funding for high-quality research
in the field to which Holland devoted his
“We believe in the purpose and
mission of APF, especially related to
the research APF will be supporting
investigating how personality, culture
and environment influence work
behavior and health,” say PAR’s
founders, R. Bob Smith III, PhD, and
Cathy Smith. “We believe a gift to APF
is one way in which psychologists
and others can continue the legacy
of supporting the activities of others
who help make a difference in people’s
Scholarships: June 1
Award: June 1
Clark Grant: June 15
For more information about
APF’s funding programs, visit
www.apa.org/apf, or contact
APF Program Officer Samantha Edington at sedington@
apa.org or (202) 336-5984.