Fast Connect Mission Statement
Fast-Connect and its extension, Fast-Connect-Across-Borders, are programs connecting Div52 members and partners from different parts of the world, organizations, and other APA Divisions with an international focus. These programs aim to create and improve inter- and intra- professional networking, mentoring, and collaborative working relationships among members of Div52 and beyond. In addition, Fast-Connect fosters connections across the span of careers by promoting conversations among students, early career psychologists, and members that have been in the field for over 10 years. This allows participants to connect across curricula, age groups, specialties, and borders, creating strong partnerships and globally focused, fresh-thinking mental health community. Fast-Connect is also a tool for maintaining, promoting, and recruiting members. Through participation, members have an opportunity to briefly communicate personally with fellow members of Div52 and members of other organizations and divisions, identify individuals with same interests, initiate collaborations, and strengthen relations with international and national partners.