Social Justice Resources in Healing
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles we strive every day to create an inclusive and understanding environment where all patients 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.
You will see part of our effort to develop healthy communities here on this page, which includes a growing collection from our team of social justice resources, including books, education, films, documentaries, and organizations you can support. See more on our vision and efforts in our Social Justice Open Letter to Humanity just below, and explore our resources from the links at the top of the page.
OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY
Dear Amazing Humans,
The Phoenix is a powerful symbol for Dr. Kate Truitt, CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. Rising from the ashes represents emerging from the fire of anguish and growing stronger, wiser, and more powerful than before. As a practice, we acknowledge and face the pain of the fire that has burned in the form of systemic, systematic oppression and injustice in the United States.
Our team’s standard of care prioritizes patient care and safety above all by creating an environment in which patients of all ethnic backgrounds, skin colors, 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. Our team of healers vows 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
- Develop 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
The role of systemic oppression in forming and informing individual and collective pain provides context as we emphasize proactive and preventative approaches in creating greater global health throughout one’s healing journey. Our priority is to not only support mental health and healing for our patients, but to also strive to develop healthier communities by developing resources for the community at large, and for mental health and other wellness professionals, while also providing community workshops and professional trainings in resilience, empowerment, and trauma-informed care.
We will always endeavor to grow beyond ourselves and promote equality in mental health care throughout our practice and the greater community.
We will walk with you.
The team at the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles