PPA is committed to supporting our members as they tackle racism in it's many forms. From our statement regarding the murder of George Floyd from May 30, 2020:
"We are members of a profession whose commitment to justice, diversity, and the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals is enshrined in our Ethics Code. We are well aware of the tremendous physical and psychological tolls that acts of racism, ranging from microaggressions to overt physical violence, can take on those who experience it, including many members of our own professional community. We stand in solidarity and empathy with all those impacted by these acts and those who live with ongoing threats of violence.
As psychologists who are committed to evidence-based practice and advocacy, we can help in times such as these not only by providing clinical services to those affected, but also by advocating for the use of psychological science to inform local, state, and national policies and practices. Our knowledge and expertise in the following areas can inform this work:
The impact of stereotypes and implicit biases on decision-making and behavior
The economic, legal, and physical and mental health disparities linked to racism
Individual and collective experiences of trauma in diverse populations
Evidence-based strategies for the treatment of trauma and chronic stress
The use of psychological science to inform law enforcement training, community policing, and other initiatives to enhance law enforcement-community relationships"
Read the full statement here.
Please see below for resources from The Pennsylvania Psychologist as well as other resources shared from committees and individuals within PPA. Do you have any resources that you would like to share? Please contact Judy Huntley or Erin Brady.
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Resources from The Pennsylvania Psychologist:
Resources from PPA's Podcast: Psychology Radiocast:
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