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 Related to the United States Capitol Insurrection
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:
- Helping Students in Troubling Times (American School Counselor Association)
- Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol (Facing History and Ourselves)
- When Bad Things Are Happening (Teaching Tolerance)
- Resources for Talking to Students About the Attack on the Capitol (We Are Teachers)
For Family Members