Outreach is probably a word you hear a lot. In different contexts, it can mean different things.
Here at CAPS, Outreach is an integral part of the activities performed by our staff. In general, outreach is a treatment philosophy based on a social and community mental health model of care that advocates for a comprehensive range of mental health services to increase access to as many members of the community as possible.
More specifically, outreach is our way of extending the caring wisdom and expertise of the traditional counseling session into the broader Stanford Community. With outreach we are able to reach larger amounts of students in shorter amount of time. We embrace that students come from diverse backgrounds and have unique concerns. CAPS is strongly dedicated to social justice and reaching out to all students especially those from underrepresented identities, and marginalized communities who may not utilize traditional counseling. Our center offers a variety of services with the goal of creating and maintaining a healthy, empowered, student population and campus climate aimed toward academic and social success.
We achieve our outreach goals through providing a wide variety of services and programing such as:
In addition CAPS has created a host of satellite clinics, known as CAPS Connects. You can meet with a CAPS clinician at a number of additional locations, including community centers and academic schools/departments.
CAPS is a member of the Vaden Flourishing Alliance (VFA) which collaborates to provide outreach and support to Stanford students. If you would like to request an outreach or workshop, please fill out the VFA outreach request form here.