Black Minds Matter

Are you an African, Black, or Carribean (ABC) UCSC student? CAPS has mental health support specifically for you!

Illustration of black woman holding a Black Lives Matter sign. "Lives" is emphasized and arrows point to the words minds, hearts, health, relationships, black self-love, safety, well-being, and self-care. These concepts are all part of the word "Lives."

The Groups

Black Minds Matter is an ongoing group held every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm via Zoom. We discuss current events that affect the black community.

Black Talk is for black students to explore walk-in individual therapy sessions. It's on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm via Zoom.

How to Join

Come join us for one or both sessions every Wednesday on Zoom! See the CAPS calendar for details.

Meet the Counselor

Jackie Rabouin HeadshotBoth sessions are led by CAPS counselor Jackie Rabouin, MFT, PhD. Jackie is an African-American cisgender female in a blended family with a husband, two adult step-children, and seven step-grandchildren (three of whom are biracial). She has a particular emphasis on counseling those identified as African, Black, or Caribbean (ABC). Her experience includes providing counseling and case management services to persons of various races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, and levels of ability for
more than 25 years.

For accessibility needs, contact sfthomas@ucsc.edu.