NEW YORK — A joint movement is underway to stop the walkaway movements that are taking over the nation.
The American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the National Association of Social Workers have all endorsed the movement.
The group is calling on psychologists to support psychologists who support an anti-walkaway approach to help prevent walkaway groups from taking over and taking over schools and hospitals.
The APA is partnering with the National Federation of Independent Colleges and Schools to launch the walkaways movement, which includes schools, universities and colleges.
The APA will also host a workshop on Tuesday at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The goal of the joint movement, said APA president and CEO Ellen A. Lasky, is to help people get help for themselves.
The first step is to recognize that there are two sides to every story.
We need to support people who are seeking help and those who are struggling.
When you work together, you’re going to be able to help each other.
The National Coalition Against Walkaway Movements said it is working with other advocacy groups, government agencies and other professionals to counter the walkout movement.