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AAPCSW Co-Presidents Statement

October 16, 2020 - A message from co-presidents Teresa Méndez and Daniel Buccino to AAPCSW members.

Dear AAPCSW members,

We wanted to reach out in advance of the forthcoming newsletter.

We trust you are well (enough) as the calendar turns toward Fall, back to school (such as it may be), possible second and third waves of coronavirus infections (if we ever truly exited the first), continued racial and social unrest, economic tumult, a momentous election season, and a battle for a Supreme Court replacement for the inimitable and “Notorious RBG,” a veritable tzaddik.

Insofar as we all carry personal and professional concerns about the intersectional impact of these issues, we are truly all in this together. To be helpful to our patients in navigating these issues, we need to recognize our shared struggles and yet also have begun our own work in managing ourselves through these unprecedentedly turbulent times.

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July 1, 2020

Tragic Murders and Racial Justice

In a 1967 speech before a gathering of mental health professionals in Washington D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking about the ongoing challenges of racial discrimination and Civil Rights Movement, stated:

“The problem is deep. It is gigantic in extent, and chaotic in detail. And I do not believe that it will be solved until there is a kind of cosmic discontent enlarging in the bosoms of people of good will all over the nation….”

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