Campus Outreach

Schedule and caseload permitting, a CAPS counselor would love to speak to your class or student group. The most frequent requests are for information about our services, coping skills, overall mental health, and suicide prevention. Depending on the topic and audience, we may send one of our Mental Health Ambassadors (MHA). The MHA program is a one-credit internship comprised of undergraduate students that share an passion for mental health awareness and education.


If you would like to request an outreach activity, please email caps@sonoma.edu, at least one week in advance, with the following information:

* date

* time

* location

* who (course name, student group, etc.)

* topics you'd like discussed


We're always looking for ways to incorporate campus partners with Mental Health Awareness Day (fall semester) and Sexual Assault Prevention Month (spring semester). If you have suggestions, ideas, or would like to participate, please let us know.

Some of the outreach we perform, in addition to class presentations, includes:

Trainings

Previous trainings have included QPR suicide prevention as well as sexual assault prevention and response training.

Discussion Groups

CAPS counselors coordinate discussion groups as part of our campus outreach.  An example is the Women of Color Collective cohosted with The HUB Cultural Center.

Liaison to Campus Partners

Our staff serve as mental health liaisons to multiple departments on campus.

Tabling

CAPS staff provide informational and educational tabling upon request as well as part of planned mental health promotion.

Advisory Committees

CAPS staff serve on a range of advisory committees including the those focused on sexual assault awareness/prevention, diversity, alcohol and drug education, and the CARE/Student of Concern Committee.