Our ATSS Board of Directors has reviewed your very thoughtful comments in our recent member survey. And we agree that we need to improve communication and engagement with our members and provide opportunities for connection with one another. We are not simply an association that provides opportunities for professional recognition through certification. We are an established and committed community of caregivers that edify, support and strengthen each other.
I think we’ve got the first part down, so now we are moving towards creating the community. We can do that through the blog, surveys and other communication to the membership.
As the blog evolves, we hope that it will provide:
- New research
- Opinions on different intervention models
- Experiences of members
- Tips on job opportunities
- Stimulating dialogue and comments
- A forum to share success stories
- Links to interesting articles
- A place to get to know each other
- And More!
Of course with any articles about psychology there are differences of opinions. We, as committed a Community of Caregivers, will be no different. We have members who will disagree with some things and will be able to back up their positions with peer-reviewed scholarly articles or quotes from leading researchers. Even leaders in the field don’t agree on everything. We encourage that dialogue, but request that it be done respectfully and without personal attacks. Have fun with it though. It’s for you.
Brad Coulbeck CTSS, Vice-President, Board of Directors, ATSS
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