A retired New Jersey-based clinical psychologist, Dr. Beth Grosshans has more than 25 years of experience helping children and families. In addition to her professional work, Dr. Beth Grosshans has been a supporter of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit provider of women’s health services.
One of Planned Parenthood’s initiatives is its Clergy Advisory Board (CAB), a group that advocates for women’s reproductive issues from a faith perspective. Formed in 1994, CAB is composed of leaders of multiple religions from across the United States.
CAB works with Planned Parenthood at state and national levels to support women’s health education and ensure the protection of rights. CAB members actively publish op-ed pieces, essays, blogs, and articles that put forth their beliefs on key issues.
CAB maintains official stances on several issues pertinent to women’s reproductive rights and health, including widespread availability of birth control and funding for family planning services. Additionally, CAB promotes access to sex education with the goal of helping young people make informed decisions regarding sexual behavior.
Another of CAB’s efforts is counteracting the practices of “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) funded by other organizations. CAB members believe that many CPCs give pregnant women partial or misleading information about their health and their rights. CAB provides guidance to these women without judgment or deceptive intent.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development