August 31, 2017
AATA is committed to non-discrimination and social justice and repudiates the racism and violent acts that have occurred in our nation. While the AATA values the right of free speech and recognizes the power and importance of peaceful protest, we firmly reject hate speech, condemn incitement, and denounce violence in any form. We encourage our members, as qualified mental health providers, to serve as a resource to their communities, particularly those affected by recent events, civil unrest and a climate of divisiveness.
- The AATA’s Chapter Emergency Trauma Recovery Guide: Providing Art Therapy Services Following Natural and Man-made Disasters that was created to offer support in the event of terrorism and other disasters. This includes a special Trauma Recovery-Art Therapy Program Fund to support a victimized community.
- Citizenship & Social Justice – Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston
- The Human Rights Campaign – What to Do If You’ve Been The Victim of a Hate Crime
- Anti-Defamation League – After Charlottesville: Teaching about Racism, Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy
- Southern Poverty Law Center – Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide
- American Civil Liberties Union – Speech on Campus
- Counseling Today – Addressing clients’ prejudices in counseling