Spring 2024

Spring 2024

INBALANCE is published three times each year by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53, American Psychological Association. 

President’s Message

By Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, PhD

I am thrilled to serve as  your President, during SCCAP’s 25th anniversary year! First, I want to thank Past-President Yo Jackson for her service and inspiration. When I decided to run for SCCAP President, I reflected on what I most wanted to contribute to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology…

Happy 25th to SCCAP!

The “room where it happened” was in Boston, August 1999. The esteemed Dr. Bill Pelham presided over the final board meeting of Division 12, Section I as we became Division 53. READ MORE

In Memoriam: Dr. William Pelham

Dr. Pelham was one of the most distinguished and accomplished pioneers and leaders in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology and his presence in the field will be dearly missed. READ MORE



We live in an era of misinformation. Fortunately, we belong to SCCAP, an organization actively delivering science-backed content to both professionals and the public. READ MORE


Top Downloaded SCCAP Journal Articles

Read the most popular contributions to child and adolescent mental health research and clinical practice published in SCCAP’s two journals across the past three and eleven year spans. READ MORE

JCCAP Special Issue Alert!

JCCAP recently published a special issue entitled “Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Latinx children, youth, and families: Clinical challenges and opportunities.” READ MORE


ABCCAP is celebrating our 20th year as a specialty board. Establishing our specialty board was crucial to the advancement of Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology.  READ MORE

In Focus

Mental Health Needs of Children Experiencing Homelessness

By Mary E. Haskett, PhD & Heather Finster, MS

Homelessness among infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children occurs at alarming rates. According to the most recent US Department of Education report, Early Childhood Homelessness State Profiles (2021), nearly 1.3 million children under age 6 experienced homelessness during the 2018-19 school year; that is 6% of all young children. National point-in-time data indicate that homelessness among families increased 16% between 2020 and 2023. Nearly three of every 10 people experiencing homelessness (28% or roughly 186,100 people) did so as part of a family with children (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2023).

Preview: SCCAP AT APA 2024!

By Nicole Lorenzo, PhD & Kelsie Okamura, PhD

Our excitement for the upcoming 2024 APA Convention this August in Seattle, Washington is growing! We recently finished reviewing an incredible set of thought-provoking and stimulating proposals from our members. Similar to the last two conventions, this year’s programming will include both in-person and virtual presentations. We hope this opportunity continues to provide members with the chance to engage, even if you are unable to attend in-person. To include you in the excitement of our program, we hope to offer an insider’s glance at the history of SCCAP and some hints at what is to come at the upcoming convention!

About InBalance

SCCAP enhances the science and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology by supporting its membership, and the field’s workforce, in the domains of (a) research; (b) evidence-based practice; (c) training and career development; (d) diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (e) dissemination.

The Vision of SCCAP is to improve the mental health and resilient development of children, adolescents, and families with a full commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Lindsay Holly, PhD
Marquette University
Email: InBalanceEditor@sccap53.org

Associate Editor

Michelle Roley-Roberts, PhD
West Virginia University

Meet the SCCAP Board of Directors