Outreach is the program and service CAPS provides that increases students’ mental health awareness. It can be delivered in many different forms including promotion, prevention, awareness, education and stigma reduction. Through outreach, CAPS is able to connect with the larger DKU community and strengthen the “community of caring.”
We are essentially connecting with students who are unfamiliar with counseling services but seeking knowledge and skills to enhance their resilience, fulfillment, and well-being, and those who may want to know more about how to help a friend or students who may experience stigma about help seeking or students who may need support, but not necessarily counseling.
CAPS encourages staff and faculty involvement and we collaborate with other university offices through a variety of education and prevention efforts.