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As we confront the tragic loss of so many lives, and the continuing struggles of those who were wounded, I want you to know that the entire leadership of COHPA is committed to working with the LGBTQ, Islamic and Latino communities to move beyond this tragedy. We seek to create supportive communities, within and outside the university, where every person, regardless of sexual orientation or national origin, is recognized for their inherent worth as a human being and the contributions they can make to improve the quality of all of our lives.

This morning I called a meeting of the COHPA leadership team and we began a discussion of how we can translate these principles into reality. To make this a successful effort we will need your help and support. I would encourage you to share your ideas with with me by email (mfrumkin@ucf.edu) about the role that the college can play in furthering equality for all. 

When an event such as this occurs each of us is impacted in a different way. The message from President Hitt and the information available on the UCF website provide linkages to university resources you can utilize -- please do not hesitate to make these contacts if you feel the need to do so. One other resource is "211," a phone service of Heart of Florida United Way that provides crisis and resource counseling free of charge.

I am also including a document that provides you with information about how people react to trauma and some suggestions for the type of help that is available. I also want each of you to know that I and the rest of the COHPA leadership team are always here if you need someone to listen.

Take care.

Mike

Michael Frumkin, Dean of The College of Health & Public AffairsMichael Frumkin, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health and Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

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