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APBS Statement on the United States Capitol Insurrection

APBS Statement on the United States Capitol Insurrection

January 12, 2021

The international Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) condemns the violence and domestic terrorism that took place at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. As an organization deeply committed to positive, equitable, and safe schools, homes, and communities, we condemn all violence and threats of violence, particularly those that threaten the important values of tolerance, freedom, justice, and inclusion.

We, and the individuals we support, may have a variety of emotions at this time, from anger, to sadness, to numbness, to fear. As we all grapple with these feelings that can feel overwhelming, we recognize the importance of providing immediate resources to support students, families, and educators across the world to help process these horrendous events.

Resources

We are committed to continuing the important work of APBS in creating safe and positive communities, providing opportunities for dialogue to promote equitable outcomes for all, dismantling systemic racism, and practicing self-care. As such, we offer these resources to support conversations in your communities:

For Educators

For Family Members