Coping with Violence and Racism

Cascade Centers is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and equitable society for all. It is important to acknowledge you may experience feelings of uncertainty and trauma as a result of recent local and national events. We encourage you to practice self-care by seeking support from your friends, family and other community members, as well as utilizing the Employee Assistance Program. Counselors are available 24/7 at 800-433-2320.


Resources:
Anti-Racism Resources

Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care; Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma

Coping with a Traumatic Event

Talking with Children About Racism

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

Coping with Grief and Loss

OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion; Community Resource Guide

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Identity and Cultural Dimensions

Coping with Racism

Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color

Resources for the Workplace:
An Employer’s Guide to Demonstrating Equity and Inclusion: Six Ways to Put Words into Action (SHRM)

How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees (Harvard Business Review)

Portland HR Management Association (PHRMA) Anti-Racism Resources (PHRMA)

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (The Management Center)

“Structural Racism, Trauma and Violence” (Alisha Moreland-Capuia, M.D., OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing)

An Anti-Racism Conversation with Real Business Leaders

Videos and Webinars:
Video: Anti-racism and Being an Ally

Racial Injustice: Awareness & Advocacy

Diversity: Equity & Inclusion for HR Professionals

Social Injustice - Important Conversations for Company Leaders

Handouts:

Coping with Grief

Many of us have experienced the death of a co-worker, close friend or family member. Yet, when such a loss occurs, we often feel overwhelmed with grief at many levels.More Info

Coping with Grief After Community Violence

Grief is a common response of sorrow and confusion that comes from losing someone or something important to you. Most people will experience a natural occurrence of grief after the death of a loved one, but grief and anger can be the result of other types of losses.More Info

Standing Together During Difficult Times

Although the degree to which we are impacted by racial injustices may vary, one thing we can all do is empathize with and support one another, and help to stabilize people through troubling times.More Info

Suicide and Mental Health Awareness

The key to lowering the suicide rate is prevention, which includes education, stigma reduction, and improving support resources for those who are at risk. More Info

Talking About Race in the Workplace

Having conversations about race can be extremely challenging, and requires a willingness, especially among White coworkers and managers. Learn about why it's crucial, why it's difficult, and how to have productive conversations.More Info

Talking with Children About Violence

Talking with children about violence can be hard, but it’s often the best way to help.More Info

Trauma: Tips for Coping

How people respond to trauma varies somewhat from person to person. Individual factors such as how you usually handle stressful situations and what kind of support you have both at work and in your personal life may influence both your short-term and long-term reactions.More Info

What are Common Reactions to Trauma?

All kinds of trauma survivors commonly experience stress reactions. This is true for veterans, children, and disaster rescue or relief workers. If you understand what is happening when you or someone you know reacts to a traumatic event, you may be less fearful and better able to handle things.More Info

Your Experiences Matter

Cascade Centers is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and equitable society for all. As an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, we have a responsibility to reduce disparities in healthcare and offer quality, culturally competent care.More Info