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Continuing our organizational mission: A new name for a new time.

Research paper by Deborah Klein DK Walker, Ryan P RP Kilmer, Mary I MI Armstrong

Indexed on: 13 Jan '17Published on: 13 Jan '17Published in: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry



Abstract

This editorial explains the need for a new name for the American Orthopsychiatric Association (ORTHO). As ORTHO continues their work into the 21st century, they want to better reflect their global membership and focus, increasing the number of partnerships with individuals and organizations, and commitment to a just society. Therefore, ORTHO is changing their name to the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice. It is crucial to underscore that, although the organizations name is changing, the values and principles that inform their work will remain the same. The mission statement of the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice is "to inform policy, practice, and research to prevent behavioral health disorders and to promote conditions to ensure that people with disorders can be full participants in society." (PsycINFO Database Record