Friday, April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
STAND4YOU Suicide Prevent
Campus Against Violence Program! [more]
LGBTQ Virtual Center website launched! [more]
As members of the campus community, we each have a responsibility to ensure that our words, actions and attitudes do not contribute to the creation of a hostile and intolerant environment. Intolerance of the LGBTQ community is rooted in hatred that manifests itself in various forms including bullying, name calling, and physical violence and creates a hostile environment. Recent suicides of gay teens suffering from the intolerance of others and the torture and sexual assault of three gay men in NYC are painful reminders of that hatred.
Have you thought about what you can do to eliminate intolerance? Are you being a good ally to members of the LGBTQ community? There is a host of information about being an effective ally in the LGBTQ Virtual Center www.salisbury.edu/counseling/lgbtq .
Dealing with both overt and more subtle forms of intolerance on a daily basis can quickly become emotionally taxing. Resources are available for students at the Counseling Center, visit www.salisbury.edu/counseling and through connections with others in the BTGLASS student organization, visit http://orgs.salisbury.edu/btglass/; for faculty and staff members through the Lambda Society, contact Lambda@salisbury.edu; and for the entire campus community through the Horizons program for awareness of LGBT issues. Please help stop the hatred.
The Counseling Center at Salisbury University provides professional services designed to assist students in their personal, emotional, and social development and to support their academic success. Although much learning in college occurs in the classroom, the learning that can occur outside of the classroom is equally important. In counseling and psychotherapy, the learning is about the person, including things such as identity, goals, how to manage emotions, or how to resolve or cope with internal and interpersonal conflicts. Counseling and therapy can help renew a sense of active engagement in learning and life. Outreach and consultation services are also provided to members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students and parents.
There are no additional fees for services. Services are confidential in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association and state and federal laws.
The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.