We have given considerable thought to the political economic roots of systematic racism, violence and racial trauma and its perverse impact on physical health and emotional well-being of affected communities. We recognize that racism is sustained by both social and political structures that are grounded in sixteenth century slavery and imperialism. It is maintained through the rules, processes and opportunity structures that are embedded within the fabric of our society. Today, as worldwide protests demand racial and social justice, the COVID-19 pandemic surfaces light on trauma, violence, xenophobia, healthcare inequities and the dehumanization of marginalized groups. We acknowledge that these collective and individual experiences have the potential to compound feelings of anger, sadness, worry, helplessness, numbness, and grief – all of which are valid. It is important to acknowledge your feelings, take care of yourself and maintain connection with affirming supports in your life. Please know that we see you and we are here for you.
BWC is committed to practicing in a way that recognizes how racial, political, cultural, and spiritual processes operate on implicit, explicit, institutional, and individual levels to impact minoritized populations, populations of color and LGBTQ communities’ experiences.
BWC is open during regular business hours, providing all services through telehealth, with evening appointments available by request. During business hours Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, please call our remote confidential phone line at 424 320-1021. If it is after hours or if you want to leave a message for your clinician, please call our general clinic line at 310 825-9605 to leave a message or reach after hours support. You can always reach us at directly through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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