ACPA DACA Statement
You may have recently seen that the California Psychological Association put out a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The ACPA Board applauds CPA's taking a stance on this issue and felt it was important to issue our own statement of solidarity. On behalf of the ACPA board, LaMisha Hill, Chair of ACPA's Diversity Committee wrote the statement below. At the end of her statement, you will see links to a variety of resources.
Notice From ACPA Executive Council
The Alameda County Psychological Association (ACPA) is a professional organization that is based in one of the most diverse areas of the country. We are also peopled by a membership who are bound by professional ethics which include the principles of Integrity and Justice. Regardless of our membership’s individual political beliefs and leanings, as a professional association, we must move in the direction of our shared ethics. That said, it should be clear to anyone who is currently seeing clients, or working with students, that the results and impact of these election results have had a profoundly negative impact on the most vulnerable among us including people of color, immigrant communities, women, those with disabilities, people of Muslim faith, and our LGBTQIA brothers and sisters.