Outreach: Workshops, Programs, Presentations, and Consultations


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Prevention and outreach allows for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff to connect, educate and intervene with the larger UCF community and ultimately strengthen our “community of caring.” Providing education and prevention to university students, faculty and staff is often called outreach.

Outreach is a broad term and includes facilitating workshops (e.g., stress management, introduction to mental health services, how to help someone in distress), forming liaison relationships with units and departments focused on student needs, consulting between faculty, staff, parents and concerned students about a student who may be in distress, and being present at numerous events.

Through prevention and outreach, CAPS is able to reach numerous students, from those who are interested in learning more about college student mental health and may benefit from gaining information about the variety of services CAPS has to offer, to those who may want to know more about how to help a friend, to reaching out to those students who may experience too much stigma to actually feel comfortable seeking therapy. CAPS creates a web of support not only for students, but also encourages staff and faculty involvement through a variety of education and prevention efforts.

 

WORKSHOPS

Each semester, CAPS offers a variety of drop-in free workshops focused on developing skills or exploring topics that help students.

Click HERE for more information about workshops and to see current list of Spring 2022 workshops.

All workshops are offered virtually through Zoom at this time.

 

 

CAPS PROGRAMS

 

Signature Programs:

CAPS offers a number of programs and activities each academic year that highlights mental health themes, issues, and/or awareness days to help increase mental health literacy at UCF. Click HERE above to learn more about:

  • The B.L.A.C.K. Institute/Series
  • Paws-a-tively Events
  • Purrfectly Stress Free events
  • Field of Memories
  • Healthy Knights Expo

Other CAPS-related programs:

 

PRESENTATIONS

If you are interested in learning more about the presentations CAPS offer, check out our Available Presentation list. We often provide presentations to Residence Halls, classes, Greek Life and student organizations. If you are interested in having one of our clinicians facilitate a presentation, check out our list and complete the Request a Presentation form (see below). A member of our staff will contact you within 24-72 hours.

CAPS is offering a new presentation that is specifically for student groups. It includes free giveaways (a sensory self soothing kit, journal) and the opportunity to win a tablet. For more information about the presentation: Building Resiliency Program

Please note: We do not offer outreach services on the weekends or past 7pm during the week unless we are responding to a crisis situation. In addition, In order to give our staff enough time to schedule and prepare the presentation, 3 weeks’ notice is required. Please note: Due to an increase in direct clinical services, we may not be able to fulfil requests for presentations during Spring 2022. Please know that we will make recommendations for other campus offices that may be able to assist. 

 

If you attended an Outreach event, please complete this Evaluation Form: Click here

 

GET INVOLVED & VOLUNTEER

If you are a student and would like to get involved with spreading mental health literacy at UCF, then consider becoming a CAPS Volunteer. There are different ways to get experience, check out the links below:

Peer Educators Program

Student Involvement