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Dear CSWA Members,
It is hard to accept the massacre of LGBTQ people in Orlando and the hate it represents.
There have been some good summaries of how to think about it, including one by Glenda Russell (attached). A PDF version is available online at http://drglendarussell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Responding-to-Orlando.pdf. Please feel free to share with others.
"Give an Hour" is making the thousands of therapists who give an hour of treatment to veterans available to the Orlando LGBT community - to join go to http://www.giveanhour.org/ForProviders.aspx . To read their press release, go to http://bit.ly/1YnkaTl .
We can never stop insisting on the right of everyone to live their lives regardless of color, sexual orientation, gender or any identity that has been demonized. Please re-read the CSWA Statement on Discrimination (attached). The hate being legalized against trans people in the states mentioned is a contributing factor to the terrible loss in Orlando. Speak out against all forms of hate."
Susanna Ward, PhD, LCSWPresident & CEO, Clinical Social Work Association(606) firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Johnson, LCSWPresident-Elect, Clinical Social Work Associationmjohnson@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org
Laura Groshong, LICSWDirector, Policy and Practicelwgroshong@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org
attachment: Russell - RespondingtoOrlando - 6-16.pdf
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