Like so many of you, we at CCSD are watching and paying attention to the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minnesota, the former officer who killed George Floyd. Listening to the testimony and rewatching the video can be retraumatizing and has an impact on us all. We are aware that each of us is waiting and hoping for a just outcome, and some measure of peace for George Floyd’s family.
We encourage you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings (e.g., journaling and meditation), and process your experience with your friends and family members – we are all dealing with this in some way. And if you feel like talking to a professional about how you are doing with these experiences, please reach out and find us at CCSD.
If you are a student of color and would like to talk to one of our staff of color, consider accessing our Student of Color Virtual Drop-In Hours (more information below). You can access any of our services by calling our main number 302-831-2141 and asking to speak with a counselor. You may call M-F, 8-5.
Of course, the UD Helpline is also available for your support (24/7: 831-1001). And there are 2 text lines that provide support as well (UD Crisis Text Line: Text “UDTEXT”, or “STEVE” for students of color, to 741741).
Please take good care of yourself during these trying times and connect with places that provide you a sense of community.
Student of Color Virtual Drop-in hours: Students of color can meet with staff of color without going through our triage process. To access these appointments, call our main number and request one of these meetings. You will be offered the first available open time. Current hours are Mondays 10:00 A.M & 3:00 P.M., Tuesdays 10:00 A.M., Wednesdays 2:00 P.M., and Thursdays 11:00 A.M & 2:00 P.M.
Graduate Students of Color Discussion Series: A space for grad students of color to talk about surviving and finding ways to thrive in a PWI. April’s Topic of the Month: Power. Friday, 4/9 and 4/23 – 1-2pm.
Online Self-Care Resources from CCSD are available here: https://sites.udel.edu/counseling/self/