Coping with Racial Trauma
The Office of Human Resources is committed to the well-being of our employees and while we recognize black members of our community are experiencing trauma related the recent acts of racism and violence exemplified through the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, we want to prioritize our employees’ physical and mental health.
Understanding that our community is hurting from the trauma we are facing, below are some resources that might be helpful for employees and managers.
Resources for Leaders
Resources For Managers:
Resources for Employees:
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)– provides short term counseling, crisis services, and legal/financial services to benefits-eligible staff, their spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children.
- Tips for Thoughtfully Talking About Racial Inequality
- The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture offers a Toolkit for Managing Symptoms of Racial Trauma.
- Vice offers Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling
- The Immigration, Critical Race, and Cultural Equity Lab offers Toolkits for Surviving and Resisting Hate.
- Colorado College’s Anti-discrimination Policy and Procedures
- Report an incident or learn who you can talk to if you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace.