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PPAGS Resources on Racial Trauma, Violence and Islamaphobia

 

Resources for Clinicians on Racial Trauma, Violence & Islamaphobia


v        PRACTICE GUIDELINES

o   GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDERS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TO ETHNIC, LINGUISTIC, AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE POPULATIONS

There is increasing motivation among psychologists to understand culture and ethnicity factors in order to provide appropriate psychological services. This increased motivation for improving quality of psychological services to ethnic and culturally diverse populations is attributable, in part, to the growing political and social presence of diverse cultural groups”

http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/provider-guidelines.aspx 

o   APA GUIDELINES ON MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, TRAINING, RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

Psychologists are encouraged to recognize the importance of multicultural sensitivity/responsiveness, knowledge, and understanding about ethnically and
racially different individuals

http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx

 

v       ORGANIZATIONAL POSITION STATEMENTS

o   RESOLUTION AGAINST RACISM, APA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2001)

“Whereas psychologists and other social scientists have established that racism, racial discrimination and ethnic conflict and violence are pervasive and persisting challenges for the United States of America and the international community”

http://www.apa.org/about/policy/racism.aspx

o   PSYCHOLOGISTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (PSYSR) STATEMENT ON EVENTS IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI  (NOV 2014)

“Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) expresses deep sympathy with and support for the Brown family of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as for all those saddened and outraged at the ongoing lack of social justice for communities of color in the United States.”

http://www.psysr.org/materials/PsySR-Statement-on-Ferguson.pdf

o   SOCIETY OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (APA DIV 17)

Ferguson, MO - Michael Brown Decision Resources

http://www.div17.org/resources/ferguson-mo-michael-brown-decision-resources/

o   NY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS PUBLIC STATEMENT: POLICE BRUTALITY AND FREDDIE GRAY DEATH

“As mental health professionals, we are concerned about the impact of the negative response of the criminal justice system to recent deaths of unarmed African American men at the hands of police officers on the mental health of our people, especially our youth”

http://nyabpsi.org/resources/public-statements/police-brutality-and-freddie-gray-death/

o   LIVING IN A WORLD OF DIVERSE RELIGIONS (DEC 2015)

Statement of Board of Directors — American Psychological Association (APA)

“…American psychologists are challenged to acknowledge the impact of the post-9/11 climate of fear, bias and discrimination facing our Muslim colleagues, students, clients and communities. We have witnessed hate crimes and other acts of violence perpetrated against Muslims and those mistakenly identified as Muslim (e.g., Sikhs).”

http://www.apa.org/news/press/op-eds/diverse-religions.aspx

o   AMERICAN FAMILY THERAPY ACADEMY (AFTA) STATEMENT ON BLACKLIVESMATTER (MAR 2016)

We support the Black Lives Matter movement because we recognize, painfully, that white racial domination and the myth of superiority are deeply embedded at every level of society, even among those of us who are aware and accountable.  This has a direct impact on the safety, health and well being of individuals, families and communities

https://afta.org/2016/03/black-lives-matter/

o   ASIAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON ORLANDO SHOOTING (JUNE 2016)

“We join in mourning with the many intersected communities impacted by the Orlando shootings, especially our LGBTQ AAPA members … We reject hatred in all of its forms and reaffirm our commitment to opposing anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim bigotry. Let us stand together and not allow a single individual’s hateful actions to turn us against our Muslim brothers and sisters”

http://aapaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/AAPA-Statement-on-Orlando-Shooting-2016-06-14.pdf

o   OPEN LETTER & CALL TO ACTION: ASIAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGISTS (JULY 2016)

“As professionals and students in the field of Psychology and Mental Health, we are in a unique position to contribute to the efforts of combating anti-Blackness and responding to the deadly consequences of racism in this country”.

http://aapaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AAPACalltoAction-July2016FORIMMEDIATERELEASE.pdf

o   SOCIETY OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (APA DIV 17)

How Counselors and Psychologists Can Take Action on Hate Crimes towards Muslims in the U.S. (FEB 2015)

“…We wanted to share a list of resources for teaching, learning, and taking action related to Islamophobia in the U.S. Here are some things that counselors and psychologists can do to talk about this event within their personal and professional circles, educating themselves about Islamophobia, and taking action in the eradication of Islamophobia. (scroll to bottom of page)

http://www.div17.org/resources/ferguson-mo-michael-brown-decision-resources/

 

v      RACIAL TRAUMA & VIOLENCE 

o   PHYSIOLOGICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS

“Although the chronic condition of stress can have negative side effects on all persons, the unique psycho-social and contextual factors, specifically the common and pervasive exposure to racism and discrimination, creates an additional daily stressor for African-Americans”

http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/racism-stress.aspx

o   IMPACT OF RACIAL TRAUMA ON AFRICAN AMERICANS by DR. WALTER HOWARD SMITH

(FEB 2010)

“This paper outlines a psychological perspective that can be used to understand the impact of racial experiences on the functioning of African Americans in the United States.”

http://www.heinz.org/userfiles/impactofracialtraumaonafricanamericans.pdf

o   HEALING THE HIDDEN WOUNDS OF RACISM BY DR. KENNETH HARDY

(DREXEL UNIVERSITY, SPRING 2013)

“Racial oppression is a traumatic form of interpersonal violence which can lacerate the spirit, scar the soul, and puncture the psyche”

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/545cdfcce4b0a64725b9f65a/t/54da3451e4b0ac9bd1d1cd30/1423586385564/Healing.pdf

o   THE TRAUMA OF RACISM

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University Silver School of Social Work (2015)

http://www.mcsilver.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Trauma-of-Racism-Report.pdf

o   RACIAL TRAUMA IS REAL - BOSTON COLLEGE

Institution for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture

Racial trauma is one term used to describe the physical and psychological symptoms that people of Color often experience after being exposed to stressful experiences of racism

http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/lsoe_sites/isprc/pdf/racialtraumaisreal.pdf

o   RACISM'S PSYCHOLOGICAL TOLL (JUNE 2015)

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/magazine/racisms-psychological-toll.html?_r=0

o   COPING WHILE BLACK (JUL 2015)

“Can racism cause post-traumatic stress? That's one big question psychologists are trying to answer, particularly in the aftermath of the shooting at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and the recent incidents involving police where race was a factor”

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/07/02/419462959/coping-while-black-a-season-of-traumatic-news-takes-a-psychological-toll

 

v         IMPACT OF ANTIMUSLIM BIGOTRY

o   MUSLIMS IN AMERICA, POST 9/11 (SEPT 2011)

“...The impact 9/11 and its aftermath have had on Muslim Americans' well-being…anxiety, depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder among a population some call doubly traumatized—first by the attacks themselves and then by the finger-pointing that followed”

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/09/muslims.aspx

o   TREATING MUSLIMS (SEPT 2011)

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/09/treating-muslims.aspx

o   ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE US: A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE (APR 2016)

Islamophobia can have grave legal, physical health and mental health effects for individuals in the Muslim, Sikh and Arab communities. These consequences parallel those that are faced by individuals with other marginalized and targeted identities, as referenced in APA’s report on discrimination and diversity…”

https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/04/29/islamophobia-in-the-u-s-a-threat-to-justice-everywhere/

o   ISLAMOPHOBIA GIVING MUSLIMS MENTAL DISORDERS (NOV 2015)

Of the few studies on Muslim health that exist, most identified that daily, repetitive harassment as the biggest factor contributing to long-term mental health issues in Muslim populations

https://thinkprogress.org/islamophobia-is-giving-muslims-mental-disorders-f0b13232f2a8#.fzm4ygbkg

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