Position Statements

Statement on the Orlando Tragedy

We, the members of the American Family Therapy Academy, express our profound sorrow for the violence at the Pulse Orlando Nightclub & Ultra Lounge, which left 49 people dead and 53 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History (Why the Orlando Shooting...

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Black Lives Matter

We, as members of the American Family Therapy Academy, must be vigilant and mindful of the racist air we breathe and of the residual racism in the far reaches of our unconscious. Racism is the common denominator of many of the injustices in our society.

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The Deleterious Impact of U.S. Immigration Policy on Families

We, the American Family Therapy Academy, are alarmed by the impact of United States immigration policy and enforcement. We believe that as a society we all suffer the social, emotional, and psychological costs of the dehumanization of our immigrant population....

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Position Paper on Same-Sex Marriage

The American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), a nonprofit organization of leaders in the field of family therapy, strongly supports the right to same-sex civil marriage, and for same-sex spouses and any children of those spouses to have full access to all of the legal...

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