To Our Campus Community,

In the past weeks, Breonna Taylor’s and George Floyd’s lives were cut short by police actions. As a center, in striving toward social justice values, we unequivocally condemn these acts of racism and white supremacy and stand in support of the ongoing protests in calling for justice and police accountability. As a center, we believe Black Lives Matter.

Counselors at CCSD join you and your feelings about these senseless deaths and are aware of the impact this has on individuals within our Black community. It is normal to be experiencing strong emotions which can range from anger to despair. If you find that you need support in processing your experience, or would just like to speak with a counselor, contact us at 302-831-2141. Counselors of Color are available at your request. The UDHelpline is available 24x7x365 for phone support at 302-831-1001. Young people of color can also text STEVE to 741741 for a crisis counselor.

Here are some online resources for those who are in pain for the trauma, especially the Black staff and students in our community.

  1. The Impact of Racial Trauma on African Americans
  2. Coping While Black: A Season of Traumatic News Takes a Psychological Toll 
  3. Taking Care of Yourself and Others During Racial Trauma
  4. Family Community Self Care Tool Kit
  5. Black Lives Matter Meditation
  6. #racialtraumaisreal

Here is some information for people who are interested in learning more:

  1.  Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge
  2. 5 Steps Latinos Can Take to Combat Anti-Blackness
  3. 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now

Black Lives Matter