Statement on Violence Against AAPI Individuals

We are reaching out to provide support and to acknowledge the recent and horrible murders in Atlanta of Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Paul Andre Michels. Of those killed in Atlanta, there were six Asian women. We vehemently condemn these acts and other xenophobic attacks targeting members of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Below are some statements that have been published by different associations in Psychology and Educations also providing support. Also below are some resources from the Asian American Psychological Association, which were adapted and dispersed by the Division 17 Section for the Advancement of Women (SAW). 


Asian American Psychological Association 

Asian American Psychological Association Statement

"The Asian American Psychological Association firmly opposes the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announcement threatening deportation of international students who do not participate in in-person programming."


American Counseling Association

ACA Responds to Violence and Bullying Against Asian American Community
"The recent mass shooting of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian American women, has underscored a disturbing surge in racist-driven violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community."


National Association of School Psychologists 
NASP Condemns Violence Against AAPI Communities, Urges Schools to Reinforce Students’ Safety, Well-Being
"Acts of violence against members of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country—punctuated by yesterday’s shootings in Atlanta, GA—have escalated dramatically over the past year."


American Psychological Association
Statement of APA president in response to Atlanta-area spa shootings

"The American Psychological Association is horrified by these senseless shootings, which have struck at the heart of the Asian American/Pacific Islander community in the United States."


American Educational Research Association

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine
"The shooting deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in Atlanta yesterday is a horrendous tragedy, and just the latest incident in an ever growing wave of mass violence in our country. We extend our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of the victims and to communities in Atlanta and across the United States that have been deeply affected by this senseless assault."

Resources dispersed by the Division 17 Section for the Advancement of Women (SAW)

Healing Resources for AAPI folks:  


Consciousness Raising Resources: