Compassion, Inclusivity, Clinical Excellence
Compassion, Inclusivity, Clinical Excellence
Central Virginia Clinicians of Color Network

Get to Know Us

Mission

To provide support and professional development to clinicians of color in order to elevate the standards of care and therapeutic services for diverse populations. 

Vision

A supportive network that empowers clinicians of color and builds capacity for providing culturally responsive mental health treatment.

Values

We believe clinicians have the right for their work to reflect their whole selves. We believe clients have the right to access quality care that respects their cultural experiences.

Who We Are

We honor our collective experiences as people of color, while acknowledging and respecting our intersectional identities and their impact on our work. People of color are those who identify as non-white and share some common experiences related to systemic oppression and marginalization in society.

 

 

What We Strive For

  • Clinical Excellence
  • Service
  • Inclusivity
  • Compassion
  • Empowerment

#BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter to CVCCN

With resolute belief, we support Black Lives Matter. We speak out against the impact of violence and police brutality, including what led to the killing of George Floyd, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and many others.

We stand in opposition to advocate against oppressive and unjust systemic racism that suppresses clinicians and people access to care for themselves, their families, and our communities.

Our pledge is to create a nurturing community that celebrates and acknowledges Black lived experiences, while building capacity for healing, and experience for true freedom.

#StopAsianHate

We want to make it plain and clear: We stand against racism and any form of hate, oppression, and discrimination directed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The recent events of Atlanta, Georgia have been trying and have taken place during a time when our local and national governments are experiencing a rise in xenophobia and violence directed against people of color. Our local and national future depends upon us working together towards the common purpose of lifting up and improving the lives of all communities. Many of our CVCCN members and partners work in causes that are of great importance in the fight against racial injustice and cultural violence.

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “All we say to America is, be true to what you said on paper.” Thus, we encourage our local leaders to consider ways in which your policies, mission, programs, service delivery, and organizational culture can ensure that racial intolerance and injustice have no place in our community. We offer our solidarity and support to the AAPI community and want you to know that we stand with you.

Our Partners

The Women's Initiative

The Women’s Initiative

Sentara Healthcare

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

CAVA

Counseling Alliance of Virginia, LLC