A Statement from the Leadership of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
As an organization, we understand that racism still exists in our institutions and society, as well as the practice of psychotherapy. Understanding that silence and inaction equal complicity, we are taking active steps to ensure that are programs and policies are equitable, inclusive, and explicitly anti-racist. Beginning internally by first examining ourselves and our organization, we are committed to dismantling racism and its influences in our operations and practice. Whether within our own sphere of operation and influence or within the broader community in which we exist, we will do all we can to end social, political, and economic disparities based on race as well as the roots and impacts of racial violence and trauma. A Comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan will elaborate the specific steps will be taking once our initial assessment in completed. This plan will be developed inclusively, informed and guided by dialogue with our BIPOC members and stakeholders and other members of our community.
Interim Statement, To Be Elaborated in a Comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Assessment and Action Plan, August 2020