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Seton Hall University

Statement on Racialized Violence and Trauma

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) joins the rest of the Seton Hall community in expressing our grief, sorrow, and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race- based violence that has been occurring across our nation. Racial violence reflects a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing in all its forms. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that acts of racially charged violence and the cumulative impact of racism may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African American community and all people of color. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing racial or other forms of trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness, or guilt.  CAPS is committed to affirming and providing support and care for all our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We dedicate ourselves to creating an inclusive place for all to feel safe. We encourage you to contact our office if you would like support with coping and healing.