Far West Family Services EAP
Call 206-682-8149 or 1-800-398-3440
Civil Unrest and Black Lives Matter
As we reflect on the racial unrest of the past few months, a few things come to mind. First, we are outraged by the ongoing tragic deaths of Black men and women in our society at the hands of irresponsible police officers and we grieve with the Black community and protesters around the country who want to see justice and real change. The emotional stress and trauma experienced in the Black community on a daily basis needs to become more of our societal conversation.
At Far West we’ve been preparing our counselors to better serve our clients of color through a racism informed therapy training, and to broaden our services we have recently added more counselors of color to our roster. We know there is a toll on the mental health of those dealing with the daily effects of racism, violence, trauma, micro-aggression, and inequality. Our counselors are available to help deal with the stress and anxiety that result. Please call our office to set up tele-counseling services provided through your district benefits package. Your EAP sessions roll over on September 1. Call 206-682-8149.
Below are a selection of resources on racism, white privilege and more. As we learn more about the impacts of white privilege, study the history of racial injustice and become more aware of the issues facing the black community, we can all step up together to remove barriers to equality and justice.
Please let us know other resources you would like to see posted. firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3, 2020
Racism made me anxious and depressed, but this doesn't have to be the case forever.
By Taylyn Washington-Harmon, June 02, 2020
By Dahleen Glanton
Chicago Tribune. May 31, 2020
Christina Marie Noel, June 2, 2020
By Ashley Griffin and Hilary Tackie
This educator explains why she left teaching—and some common reasons why so many other urban teachers of color leave too.
Jamilah Pitts January 7, 2019