A Message from UB Counseling Services Regarding Racialized Violence and Trauma

Published March 18, 2021

UB Counseling Services will be hosting virtual drop-in community listening workshops that focus on recognizing and coping with racialized trauma.

Counseling Services stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in the face of the most recent attacks and expressions of anti-Asian bias.  These acts of hate, in the context of the global pandemic, the attack on the US Capital and acts of racial violence against African-Americans are undoubtedly impacting the mental health and well-being of our community.  

In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt.  As a mental health service, UBCS is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you would like support with coping and healing. UBCS is already offering virtual workshops and therapy groups specific to students of color and international students. However, in response to the recent incidents we will be hosting virtual drop-in community listening workshops that focus on recognizing and coping with racialized trauma. Listening Sessions provide an opportunity for the UB community to share how they have been emotionally and psychologically impacted by recent incidents of racialized violence in the U.S. and the subsequent civil unrest that has followed. Ways to identify peaceful action, inclusivity, coping and support will be discussed.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate.  Specific information is provided below.

With compassion and solidarity,
The Staff at UBCS

You do not need to register in advance to attend.

Community Listening Sessions

Wednesday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.: Asian, Asian American, & Pacific Islander Affinity Group

Friday, March 26, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Open to all racial groups

Thursday, April 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.: Open to all racial groups

For more services and opportunities like this:

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175