Black Lives Matter
Counseling and Educational Support Services is committed to providing resources for anyone affected by racism and supporting our students, residents and fellows in anti-racism efforts.
A Note from the Assistant Vice Chancellor:
Counseling & Educational Support Services joins with the KU Medical Center community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion to all who have been impacted by the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. We are appalled and outraged by the racist killings of recent months and stand in solidarity with our Black and African American community. These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and violence, and we stand against racism and hate in all forms. Our staff is committed to taking action to address systemic oppression, racism and discrimination in our community. As a department and members of the medical center community, we are deliberately challenging our own personal and professional biases and we are committed to the work of anti-racism.
As mental health clinicians, we understand that oppressive and harmful systems have a direct impact on mental well-being. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing racial injustice and violence, we can experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, grief, helplessness and/or guilt. As a service, we are committed to providing affirming and racial trauma-informed care for all of our students and residents who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma.
We encourage you to contact our office if you, or someone you know, would like support with coping and healing. Counselors are available for appointments.
Larry Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Director of Counseling & Educational Support Services
- 44 Black Mental Health Support Resources
- Black Lives Matter - Healing Action Toolkit - Compiled by the KU Medical Center Student Diversity Council
- Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Racial Trauma
- Coping with Violence, Trauma and Tragedy
- Digital Self-care for Black individuals Coping with Trauma
- Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color
- Proactively Coping with Racism
- Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
- The Road to Resilience
- Tips For Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
- 103 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
- A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources
- ACLU's Fighting Police Abuse: Community Action Manual
- Advice for White Individuals Following a Shooting of a Black Individual
- Anti-Racism Resources
- As Nation Reckons with Race, Poll Finds White Americans Least Engaged
- Being a Co-Conspirator - Bettina Love explains Ally vs. Co-Conspirator with Racial Justice
- Campaign Zero
- Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism
- How to be an Anti-Racism Activist
- How to Confront your Implicit Bias
- How White People can be Allies
- Implicit Bias Test - Understand your own biases by taking an implicit bias test from Harvard University, then dialogue about your results with someone you care about and can encourage you to challenge these biases.
- Teaching about Ferguson, Do's and Don'ts
- Ferguson, MO - Michael Brown Discussion Resources
- Understanding Systemic Racism
- White Privilege, Color and Crime: A Personal Account (PDF)
- StayWoke - Surveys your strengths and interests to connect you with activism opportunities