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Commitment to Diversity

ACBS SoCal Chapter Position on Diversity, Inclusion, & Call to Action

As an organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering and advancement of human well-being in the context of inclusion, equality, and justice, the ACBS SoCal Chapter stands in sorrow and solidarity with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), and all other minority and underrepresented communities, and condemn all acts of violence, racism, prejudice, hatred, and any and all forms of systematic oppression. 


As members of the contextual behavioral science community and as clinicians, behavior analysts, coaches, researchers, students, and more, we are in a unique position to influence change. We want to use our expertise and understanding of prosocial evolution to incentivize and create meaningful and lasting transformation. As such, we believe that we must engage in sustained values-based action in the service of inclusion, equality, and justice.

As a community committed to approaching sociocultural issues from a contextual behavioral lens, we believe that we shoulder responsibility for being leaders in change and healing in the world, who can approach deep-rooted systemic problems with the perspective-taking necessary to bring people together in meaningful ways. We must lead the way in modeling how we can all learn from each other.

The ACBS SoCal Chapter is committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community where our members can find support, education, connection, and comfort. We welcome any additional suggestions on how we can continue to serve and support our community. We will continue to shape our values around inclusivity, foster curiosity, compassion, and openness within our community, and encourage engagement in adopting more culturally competent services. We hope you find the resources below helpful to you and your clients.



With all of our hearts,

ACBS SoCal Chapter Board

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters

compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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