March 6, 2021
We at Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) stand in solidarity with all members of our APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander DesiAmerican) and Asian communities against any form of xenophobia, oppression, and racism. We write to affirm our support for the dignity of all of our APIDA and Asian community members. CAPS is with you and stands alongside you. We share a collective responsibility to speak out against racism and social injustice that aims at dividing our communities. We are committed to speaking up, listening, and providing confidential support for community members and allies for foster empowerment and resilience. We want to invite those who are being impacted by this and other forms of trauma to contact CAPS for support, or use our 24/7 after-hours crisis line for support at (805) 893-4411 (press 2 to speak with a clinician).
In addition to CAPS, the following UCSB resources offer various levels of support & community:
Asian Resource Center (ARC)
UCSB Wellbeing Resources
Office of International Students & Scholars
An anti-Asian violence collection of national resources and educational opportunities can be found here: https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/
If you or someone you know wishes to communicate a bias incident or hate crime to the University, you can file a report, access Frequently Asked Questions, and find resources at studentlife.sa.ucsb.edu/bias.
CAPS offers an informal, zoom-based support and discussion space called HAPI. HAPI’s goal is to support Asians/Pacific Islanders of South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islander, multi/bi-cultural and multi/bi-racial identified students at UCSB. Interested students can find more information here: HAPI Sign-up