· We strive for solidarity with the art therapy community and those we serve. Thus, we genuinely embrace people regardless of race, color, religious or spiritual beliefs, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, socioeconomic status, marital status, immigration status, political views, former or current military status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, as well as new identities as they emerge.
· We advocate for the dignity, self-worth, well-being, and creative potential of all people and in the development and provision of art therapy to the public.
· We maintain commitment to strengthening AATA’s institutional cultural proficiency, and welcome and engage people of diverse backgrounds and members of diverse communities within the Association’s Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, members, and prospective members.
· We strive to be an inclusive learning-centered organization that respects and incorporates the perspectives and contributions of our members, thereby integrating the needs and viewpoints of diverse communities in the design and implementation of our strategic plan.
· We uphold social justice and sustainability through awareness, practice, and affirmation that all people deserve equal economic, environmental, healthcare, political and social rights and opportunities.
· We maintain awareness of the social and environmental consequences of human actions on any community, ecosystem, and association, with the aim of advancing a sustainable and just society.
* This DRAFT Values Statement is open for commentary and input by members of the AATA.
All responses will be thoroughly considered. When responding, it is helpful to include alternative phrasing or words to help us better understand your meaning and rationale. Please submit your input to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line, “AATA Values Statement,” by February 23rd, 2017. We look forward to hearing from you.
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January 26, 2017
The Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, has embraced art therapy for children and families as her signature cause. Art therapy is featured on her official website at WhiteHouse.gov. READ MORE..."