IAMFT Social Injustice Response & Resources

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IAMFT Social Injustice Response & Resources

A vital portion of IAMFT’s mission is “…to maintain the ethical standards of marriage and family therapy; and to represent and promote the well-being of families in Indiana.”  The IAMFT Board of Directors is aware of the systemic racism that has taken safety and opportunity for development from Indiana families.  Racial injustice has tormented this country and our state for centuries.  Recently, this abuse has been highlighted with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon Reed, and many others.  Each of these people were a part of the Midwest, with Mr. Reed being a fellow Hoosier.  This is our responsibility to address.  Indiana is our community.

As MFT’s, we are responsible for upholding the ethical standards of our mission statement while utilizing our knowledge and skillset to challenge, educate, and advocate for families within our Indiana communities.  Ultimately, MFTs are called upon to practice with an anti-racist stance.  We can no longer content ourselves with a passive, non-racist stance.

Below is a list of resources you can use immediately to work towards anti-racism in your clinical practice and daily life.  As we strive to work within our clinical practice and make adjustments to our daily lives, your IAMFT Board is also committed to addressing racial injustice through ongoing future programming and outreach efforts.  We pledge to keep members regularly informed of these plans and activities.  If you are aware of a resource that that we have not included, we encourage you to share in the online forum located at

Black Lives Matter Resource List

Brief Videos:



Local Organizations:






AAMFT Podcast (can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc.):





Comprehensive Resources:





Working with Kids and Families:




  • The Inner Work of Racial Justice-Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD
  • Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Dr. Parker
  • Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum


Meditation Exercises:



  • Liberate app: Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and microaggressions and celebrate Blackness


  • The Safe Place: A Minority Mental Health app geared towards the Black community to bring awareness, education and hope


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  1. Robert A. Atchison, PhD

    Jul. 15, 2020

    This is just the beginning of the discussion so please feel free to add your thoughts or additional resources.