Outreach and Community Programs
In addition to counseling services, CAPS is committed to promoting a healthy climate at Montclair State University by extending services beyond Russ Hall. Through prevention and education, CAPS aims to reach a wide range of students, including those who are interested in learning more about CAPS services, those who may want to know more about how to help a friend, and those who do not feel comfortable seeking therapy at CAPS. CAPS also provides support and consultation to staff and faculty who are concerned about a student.
Providing psychoeducation and prevention programming to students, faculty, and staff across campus is referred to as "outreach". Outreach is a broad term which includes facilitating workshops related to enhancing students’ personal growth, mental/physical health, academic success, and overall well-being; forming collaborative relationships with other departments focused on assisting students; providing community programs across campus around a variety of themes; providing support to students in the campus community; and being present at campus wide events.
The following are CAPS outreach and community programs:
- Agents of Change
- CAPS Empowerment Ambassador Program
- Mental Health Screenings
- Connecting Across Cultures