Outreach & Campus Engagement

SPS outreach and campus engagement is a multi-faceted and comprehensive way to reach Toro students. Through outreach events focused on prevention, education and stigma reduction, SPS staff are able to connect with the larger Toro community to increase students' mental wellness. 

PURPOSE & GOAL

Our purpose is to promote mental wellness by educating students about mental health topics and reducing the stigma associated with experiencing a mental health problem. The goal is to create a supportive environment on campus where students feel comfortable discussing mental health and asking for help when necessary. In order to reach this goal, we provide a combination of outreach engagements, including trainings, workshops, presentations, tabling outreach, & social campaigns.

WHAT WE DO

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Below is the Fall 2020 MHFA Schedule:

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering MHFA training. Please check back in Spring 2021. 

If you are interested in registering for a MFHA Training please contact Laura Castillo at 310.243.3818 or via email lcastillo@csudh.edu for more information.

Green Dot

The original Green Dot program was conceived in the college setting to prevent dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. It relies on the premise that if everyone does their small part and commits to individual responsibility, the combined effect is a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence. The college-based curriculum draws heavily on the experiences of college students and the reality of this issue in their lives. This curriculum uses interactive activities to reinforce core concepts and encourages students to envision their future and the world in which they want to live, then aligns their bystander behavior with that vision.

If you are interested in registering for a Green Dot training please contact the CAPE at 310.243.2567 or via email cape@csudh.edu for more information.

NAMI on Campus

NAMI on Campus Club is a student-led club that tackle mental health issues on college campuses by raising mental health awareness, educating the community, supporting students, promoting services, and advocating for more support. The club is open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend, or have a general interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus club aim to address the mental health needs of all students so they have a positive, successful, and fun college experiences.

If you are interested in joining NAMI on Campus or if you have questions about the club please contact Jonisha Garcia via email jgarcia467@toromail.csudh.edu for more information.

ToroWellness Program

The ToroWellness Program provides an opportunity for students who are passionate about mental health to educate and connect peers to mental health resources. 

ToroWellness Educators promote Student Psychological Services, increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and build peer social networking through role modeling and advocating. ToroWellness Educators are responsible for teaching their peers about mental health by facilitating presentations, discussions, small group workshops, and outreach activities under the guidance of the ToroWellness staff.

If you are interested in joining the ToroWellness Program or if you have questions about the program please contact Josephine Lara at 310.243.3818 via email jlara@csudh.edu for more information.

OUTREACH REQUEST

Student Psychological Services offers a range of presentations, workshops, and interviews. We are also available to table at an event you’re hosting. If you're interested in such services, fill out the form below. If you have any questions, contact SPS at 310.243.3818. 

  • Allow 2-3 weeks advance notice for requests when possible.
  • Email completed form to Josephine Lara at jlara@csudh.edu 

Outreach Request Form


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