Here is a message from AATA regarding their response and upcoming statement to the “zero tolerance” policy at the US-Mexico border. There is also a link and invitation to sign an online petition against this policy.
The NCATA Board
On June 12, 2018 the AATA joined with several mental health organizations and mental health professionals to oppose the "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the horrific separation of children from their parents and families on the US-Mexico border. Since then, information has continued to come to light about the traumatic conditions that these families are being forced to face, conditions that can have long-term and negative consequences on mental and physical health.
The AATA will be releasing a statement that outlines the damaging impact of separating children from their families, and reinforcing its opposition to this policy that has led to distress and suffering.
As chapter leaders, we ask that you remain connected to the AATA's communications in the coming days, and reach out to your chapter community to encourage them to join the AATA in signing the online petition by Child’s World America against the "zero tolerance" policy.
‒The American Art Therapy Association
UPCOMING JUNE: Full Chapter Meeting
Saturday, June 30th – Art Therapy Institute in Carrboro
Tie Dye Workshop from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm facilitated by Laura Haywood-Cory
Full Chapter Meeting from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm