UNO Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) joins President Bounds, Chancellor Gold, and the UNO community in expressing our care and compassion for those who were directly or vicariously impacted by the protests and violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. CAPS stands with UNO in vehemently condemning and opposing hateful, extremist, white supremacist ideologies, harmful rhetoric, and violent actions that surfaced in Charlottesville.
In the aftermath of such events, it is normal to experience a range of feelings such as sadness, fear, anger, helplessness, guilt, and even hopelessness. It would also be more than understandable for our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni who belong to marginalized and/or underrepresented identity groups to feel particularly vulnerable. CAPS is committed to promoting social justice and supporting individuals of all abilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and religious/spiritual backgrounds. As we prepare for the beginning of this school year, we encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like additional support for coping with the unfortunate events that happened in Charlottesville this weekend.
The Staff of UNO CAPS
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CAPS is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience to ALL students, faculty and staff who come through our doors. Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The counseling staff regularly attends trainings and workshops to further competency as it relates to issues of diversity. In addition, the staff serves on various committees on campus and provides important trainings in order to promote an accepting environment on UNO''s campus and in the community.
We recognize that students, faculty, and staff come from intersecting identities that include their ethnic/racial identity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, country of origin, age, socio-economic status, body shape/size, ability, religion/spirituality, and opinion/point of view. Our staff work to make sure each person we work with feels valued and appreciated for who they are. We also recognize that people who come to see us often struggle with issues related to diversity such as discrimination, acts of bias, feelings of non-acceptance and self-discovery. We will work to make sure each person feels safe and supported.
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