Ohio university offers safe space, counseling, for students traumatized by RNC
The Republican convention can trigger emotional stress.
Case Western Reserve University’s online newsletter informed students that they would be providing counseling and a “safe space” for those traumatized by the Republican National Convention.
The highly-ranked Ohio university is about a fifteen minute drive from Quicken Loans Arena. “Just as recent events prompted the city of Cleveland to reassess its security plans, so too has the university. After extensive consultation among our leadership team and discussions in last week’s open forums, we have decided that the university will reduce its on-campus operations significantly…” the newsletter announced.
However, counseling services for students and staff would be unaffected by shutdown. “University Counseling Services will continue to offer walk-in services for students who want to talk with someone about their concerns related to recent events and/or the upcoming convention,” the newsletter said, also noting that there was “a counselor available on campus during the workday for staff or faculty who wish to talk about their concerns.”