To all Commission VII Colleagues:
We wish to express our deepest sadness at the horrible and violent acts of terrorism that shook this country on Sept. 11, 2001. Our comfort and condolences go out to those who have been affected by our nation's tragedy. As well, our support goes out to those who are providing comfort and care, both on your university and college campuses as well as in your own personal lives.
In the wake of these acts of terrorism, it is also helpful and important to have resources available to assist us in helping other cope with the trauma of these events. The following links are included as beginning resources for information. If you have other resources, please share them with the rest of your Commission VII colleagues and others:
We recognize the pain and grief of all of us who have been affected in some way by these tragic events. We also recognize the importance in our roles as helping professionals to respond in empathic, healing ways to those who voice retribution and intolerance. During this time, we echo our Commission's continuing affirmation and valuing of diversity and human dignity. Commission VII is a varied, diverse community and our members share a common belief in valuing diversity and individual differences. Let us continue to maintain the values of our Commission and to reflect them in the work that we do and the lives that we touch.
Chair, Commission VII
Chair-Elect, Commission VII
Past-Chair, Commission VII