International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling
A Division of the American Counseling Association
IARTC Mission: To enhance the quality of life for people and communities worldwide by promoting the development of professional counselors; by advancing the ideals of the American Counseling Association, the counseling profession, and the ethical practice of counseling through trauma-informed practices; and, by nurturing respect for human dignity, cultural inclusivity, and resilience.
To the good people in Ukraine, please know that many in the world stand with you. You are in our hearts and minds daily. There is a group of Professional Mental Health Counselors in the United States that particularly understands the kind of strain you are bravely enduring now. We are the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling, an Affiliate of the American Counseling Association. We hope we can share with you resources and human contact for healing in the near future. The days are long and the nights are darker now. We stand with you and hope for the sunrise that brings peace, security, grace, and encouragement for all of you. It will be a long road, and we hope that we can walk that road with you, when the time comes, in any way that we can. Ϲлава Україні!
"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's
life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
IARTC is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Understanding, and Empathy. We work to promote ethnic and racial empathy and understanding. IARTC continues to advocate, advance, and improve educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for members from diverse cultural backgrounds. IARTC denounces all forms of racism.