Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal of supporting quality therapy services for Black families. Participants who join our webinar fundraiser are welcome to donate through this link.
The World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals (WASTP) is dedicated to supporting the Black Lives Matters Movement. These are our starting and ongoing commitments to our members and the communities that we serve.
We will offer an annual scholarship for black clinicians to attend our sand therapy conference.
We will raise funds to support a black clinician who is providing pro-bono or reduced rate of services to a family impacted by systemic racial injustice in support of the black lives matter movement.
We will host a sand therapy workshop to raise money for the above initiative. Participants can pay what they can.
Participants will register in zoom and people can pay through pay pal.
Ongoing internal board work
As a board, we are committed to anti-oppressive standards of practice, including examining our policies, procedures and bylaws. We want to ensure that our board remains committed to racial healing with open dialogues and ongoing anti-racism training.
Anyone who is listed on the WASTP trainers web page will need to indicate how trainings address racism and insensitivity. Trainers need to share how they are engaging in education regarding being anti-racist or discriminatory.
Ongoing dialogues are important (and so are Black Lives)
The board would like to invite members of our community to contact the Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org to voice any concerns about racism and discrimination related to the WASTP community or listed trainers. These concerns will be reviewed, shared at the board level and addressed with constructive action. This beginning attempt at a conversation will be ongoing to ensure that we stand in solidarity with Black Lives not only mattering but being important.
The WASTP Board
*Above sandtray image is called “unity” and was created by Mama Owls Minis