Many students need help finding a support group to help them cope with a friend or family member dealing with cancer but have a hard time finding someone to talk to. I know that when I was going through my Grandma's fight with cancer it would have been helpful to have someone to talk to such as this! Well, there are plenty of places to find support here in Sonoma County! One of the best places for Sonoma State University students to go is the Sonoma State Counseling and Psychological Services or better known as CAPS. It is conveniently located in Stevenson Hall on the SSU campus and best of all it is FREE!
They are open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 and it is easy to make an appointment: just call (707) 644-2153. They are available not only for cancer support, but any kind of support needed! Visit the website for more information.
They will be able to help you and it is a great place to go if you need someone to talk to. Having a resource such as this is a great way to release your feelings. I greatly encourage any student to use their resources on campus if they feel they need to talk to someone. The counseling and psychological services can be helpful and just what you need in order to cope in difficult times!
The Diversity and Community Engagement Mini-Conference is geared towards non-profit organizations that specifically serve diverse populations and faculty who are or would like to collaborate with these organizations. In her workshop for the non-profit organizations, Merith Weisman focused in on how faculty, interns and service-learners can align with each organization's mission and gave a quick guide on how to access the resources of SSU.
Above, the University Diversity Coordinator and service-learning professor of psychology, Dr. Elisa Velasquez-Andrade, converses about possible collaboration with Serene Cooper of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) and Cynthia Boaz, professor of political science.
The mini conference was followed by a reception in the University Club which was co-hosted by the President's Diversity Council and the Multicultural Center. SSU faculty and administrators and community partners built connections and relationships while engaging in conversation about needs and assets of faculty and non-profits.
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