Social Justice

Key Counseling Group is committed to taking action against hate, discrimination, and racism, and actively works to promote social justice for all people. Key Counseling Group is guided by multicultural principles summarized by Goodman et al. (2004) as a compass for social justice work. These principles are:

  1. Ongoing self-examination, including ongoing vigilance with respect to power dynamics and the assumptions and values underlying views, goals, and commitments.

  2. Sharing power, including transparency about power differences, engaging in collaborative processes when appropriate, and fostering the power of marginalized individuals and groups.

  3. Amplifying and attending to the voices and experiences of marginalized groups and individuals.

  4. Consciousness raising by attending to how individual or group difficulties may be shaped by political, societal, institutional, interpersonal, and other contextual power dynamics.

  5. Focusing on people’s strengths and engaging these strengths to address challenges, including working toward social change.

  6. Promoting self-determination with the people our agency works with and serves by developing tools that are informed by the needs and experiences of the constituent communities.