"As a community of clinicians, researchers,
and educators, we reaffirm our commitment
to actively seeking out opportunities to expose
and disrupt the machinations of white
supremacist ideology in all its forms;
structural, institutional and interpersonal.
AFTA holds the unequivocal truth that Black
lives matter."

“The American Family Therapy Academy applauds the landmark decision recently made by our Supreme Court to affirm the civil rights of gay and transgender people. In doing so, the highest Court responded to the courage, resilience and tenacity of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ activists and advocates, their allies and families, and queer and trans affirming organizations that have been working to protect the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community from the ongoing assaults of transphobia, heteronormativity, and the vicious contempt of the current administration. This ruling marks an important advent. And it is not enough.”

“The Supreme Court denied the White House’s request
to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) program, protecting the renewable permits that
enable Dreamers to remain, study and work in the
country in which they have long been building their lives.
In this decision, the Supreme Court moved to recognize
the dignity and humanity of Dreamers, their families and
communities that have been enduring and combating the
seemingly boundless brutality of our Executive Branch.
This ruling marks an important advent. And it is not

“The rise of expressed anti-Semitism in the United States must be condemned, rather than fomented, by those holding positions of political, economic and social power. As individuals, as an organization, and as a nation we must speak up in solidarity with Jews in the U.S. to challenge injustice. We must harness hope and engage respect for one group with the knowledge that to do so will foster support of others targeted by hate.”

“We believe that the climate emergency calls
for bold peaceful actions that are in tune with
our social justice mission and the
strengthening of communities that sustain
healthy families. The climate crisis impacts
individuals, families, and communities, in
ways that worsen inequity. Our commitment
to an ecosystemic practice is historically at
the core of AFTA values.”

Position Statements

A Step in the Right Direction

AFTA joins many in their tears of relief at the historic guilty verdict of a police officer who was responsible for the murder of a Black man, a scenario that has been far too common in our nation. It is our hope that this week's verdict can bring some level of peace...

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AFTA Stands Together to Support the AAPI Community

Dear AFTA Community, We are deeply saddened to hear and see the news about the continuing incidents of xenophobia and hate towards our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, especially during the last several months and most recently with the...

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AFTA Reaffirms the Need for a Balanced Supreme Court

As a community of practitioners, teachers, and researchers working in service of the well-being of families and communities, we are breathing a collective sigh of relief at the election results. We are allowing ourselves to access hope, and tentatively engage the...

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AFTA Support of the Global Climate Strike

Millions of school climate strikers have been leaving their classrooms  every Friday. Now they hope that everyone else will join them in action. Going on climate strike means people everywhere walking out of their homes, their offices, their farms, and...

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AFTA Grieves Recent, Ongoing Tragedies

It is with heavy hearts that we reach out to express our sorrow after another shooting and as another environmental disaster threatens families and communities. We grieve with the families and communities in Texas and those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. We grieve with...

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