Message of Student Support
Message of Student Support and Racial Justice
On Behalf of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
On behalf of my colleagues at Student Health Services (SHS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) we are with you as helping professionals and allies during this devastating time of profound racial injustice, political unrest, and a global pandemic. Systemic racism is not new and we must stand together to voice our demands for justice and an end to racial injustice and violence, for example in the cases of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Here at Cal Maritime we are focused on the emotional and social safety of students and others in our campus community.
It is not uncommon for people to feel trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety at a moment when community and global traumas are occurring. I want to assure you that at CAPS, we are not only trauma-informed but also socially-justice informed practitioners, and we respect your concerns with honor and integrity.
During the academic year and the summer, we offer 1:1 counseling as well as groups and workshops. Please contact the Student Health Center to schedule an appointment at (707) 654-1170. For after-hours advice call (707) 654-1170 and select option 1 to be connected with an advice nurse. If you are already established as a CAPS client, please reach out to Andrea Schneider, LCSW (Lead Counselor, CAPS) at email@example.com for summer appointments.
Below are some resources that may be useful:
- Black Lives Matter: blacklivesmatter.com
- NAACP: naacp.org
- Color of Change: colorofchange.org
- Equal Justice Initiative: eji.org
- Southern Poverty Law Center: spicenter.org
- Minnesota ACLU: aclu-mn.org/en/donate
- George Floyd's family GoFundMe: gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
- Minnesota Freedom Fund: minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
Excellent resources for supporting the Black community and ways you can become a better ally:
RESOURCES: Here are ways you can support the Black community and the fight to combat racism, discrimination, and police brutality | GLAAD
The recent incidents of racism, murder, and police brutality, including the inhumane murder of George Floyd, have once again reminded us of the systemic racism that continues to plague America.
Our campus also has a Unity Council. For those interested in learning more, please contact Associate Vice President HRSRM, Diversity and Inclusion, Michael Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
We at CAPS and SHS are here to support your mental, physical, and socio-emotional health. Please let us know how we can serve you.
In solidarity, health, and safety,
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Health Services (SHS)
Visit our Counseling and Psychological Services webpage for information about self-care and finding support when dealing with a crisis.
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