We are very pleased in this edition of the newsletter to bring you news of our outreach efforts to deal with social issues. The participants in this endeavor are currently working in two areas: public sector psychiatry, in settings in which the tools of the psychoanalytic trade may be applied, and in consultative work with the pre-school population. In each area, the consulting analyst may have direct patient contact and also make use of psychoanalytic concepts to help direct providers of services to understand and make use of their experiences in the clinical setting. The following reports, by Alan Felix and Nat Donson, are dramatic examples of the rich opportunities available to analysts interested in public psychiatry and preventive services.