Responding to the Tragedy in Isla Vista
In response to the tragedy in Isla Vista that is affecting our campus, local and alumni communities, Human Resources’ Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) is providing the following links to resources for help with responding to and coping with the emotional and mental trauma resulting from mass shootings. This incident may cause some members of our community to recall or relive prior trauma, private or public. Please share these resources as widely as you wish.
A special note to those in our community who are first responders and those providing services to victims, their families and friends, and services to students, staff and faculty: We deeply respect and appreciate your service to our community at this difficult time. We offer our heartfelt support for the courageous and difficult work you do. When needed, we are here to support you.
Self Care Resources
- Presentation: What to Expect Next: Predicting Future Need
- Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting
- Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions
- Talking to Children About Violence
- Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Killing - Tips for Parents and Professionals
- Understanding Grief
- Strategies for Managing Grief
- Optum Behavioral Health Insurance - Live and Work Well website
To access the extensive resources on the website, click on the provided link and then enter the UC access code: 11280. Once you are inside the website search with the word “disaster” and you will find a wide variety of very useful articles.
- The Student Emergency Resources website includes up-to-date Academic Advising and Financial Aid information, as well as a list of easy-to-access Counseling resources.
Human Resources offers the following programs to help employees with workplace, personal and insurance concerns.
The Academic Staff and Assistance Program offers counseling, counsultation and referral services to enhance your positive mental health, resiliency and worklife balance.
The Health Care Facilitator Program can help you understand how your health plans work, navigate the health care system and resolve problems you encounter with your UC sponsored health insurance.