Social Justice Resources
Welcome to Our Social Justice Resources Page
We Are Committed to Social Justice in Healing
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, we strive every day to create an inclusive and understanding environment where all patients—regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual and gender identity, and religion—are made to feel safe, cared for, understood, and supported. Our therapists join your journey with you so that you may heal and develop a greater resilience within yourself. As a team, we not only support mental health and healing for our patients, but we are also committed to developing healthier communities as a whole. In that spirit, we developed this online social justice resource area that will be dedicated to learning, enlightenment and growth for our patients and the community at large.
An Open Letter to Humanity
Dear Amazing Humans,
A powerful symbol for the Team at Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates is the Phoenix. The symbol of the Phoenix rising from the ashes represents emerging from the fire of anguish and growing stronger, wiser, and more powerful than before. Like the emergence of the Phoenix, we as a practice acknowledge and face the pain of the fire that has burned in the form of systemic, systematic oppression and injustice in the United States.
As a practice, our standard of care prioritizes patient care and safety above all by creating an environment in which patients of all skin colors, ethnic backgrounds, sexual identities, gender identities, and religions can feel safe, cared for, understood, and supported. The journey of a therapist includes walking with you so that you may heal and develop a greater resilience within yourself for future life events. As a team of healers, we vow to uphold ethical standards of our profession, such as these outlined by The American Psychological Association:
- Develop awareness and engage in a deep exploration of one’s values, biases, and assumptions
- Actively acquire education around the ways in which race and ethnoculture influence the lived experiences of individuals and communities, including an understanding of the range and variability of the norms, value, and behaviors affected by ethnicity and race between and within groups
- Effective skills to engage in culturally relevant interventions at all levels
- Develop an understanding and awareness of the present influence of ethnicity, race, and related issues of power and privilege
- Have awareness that social justice is inherent to racial and ethnocultural responsiveness
As a team, we emphasize proactive and preventative approaches in creating greater global health throughout one’s healing journey while holding in context the role of systemic oppression in forming and informing individual and collective pain. It is a priority for us to not only support mental health and healing for our patients, but to also do our part in developing healthier communities as a whole by developing resource pages for the community at large, and for mental health and other wellness professionals, and providing community workshops and professional trainings in resilience, empowerment, and trauma-informed care.
We strive to continue to grow beyond ourselves and always to promote equality in mental health care as well as throughout our practice and greater community.
We will walk with you.
Kate, Justin, Rebecca, Damien, Megan, Lorelei, Shannon, and Kayla
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Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates
During the Coronavirus Pandemic response, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates has been taking proactive steps to ensure we will continue to be of service to our patients and the community as we navigate these new times together. Early on, we transitioned all patient care to telehealth to do our part to flatten the curve. We have been hard at work creating new groups, protocols, and community connection points. Visit our Community Connection page to learn more. You may also visit the Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates YouTube Channel for these and other resources for coping in these times, including an in-depth series on telecommuting. Also visit our blog for helpful and insightful articles.
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