Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.34
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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University of California, Santa Cruz
PA-13: Wellness Program

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ellen Vaughan
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Faculty and Staff:
1) UC Santa Cruz Faculty and Staff Wellness Program
Their mission is to provide UC Santa Cruz faculty and staff with a comprehensive, integrated health and wellness program that supports healthy, engaged employees and a productive work environment.

2) Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Services are available under the Employee Assistance Program to help identify, counsel and refer troubled employees to professional resources. The program is designed to deal with the broad range of human relations problems, such as alcohol or drug abuse, financial problems, emotional or behavioral disorders, family and marital discord, legal and other personal problems.

1) Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP) is where students can go to learn about health and wellness in a safe, non-judgemental environment. SHOP offers information, education, resources and support on issues such as Alcohol and other Drug Use, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health, and College Life balance. All UCSC students are welcome and encouraged to drop in and speak with SHOP's trained staff.

2) Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) offers free and confidential services to UCSC students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. They provide guidance and support for survivors, as well as significant others, friends, and those who may not identify as victims or survivors, but may be trying to sort out their feelings about an experience or relationship. They welcome all gender identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, abilities, and legal and immigration statuses.

3) Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) goal is to meet the mental health needs of UCSC students. CAPS services include groups, workshops, brief individual therapy, Let's Talk drop-in consultations, crisis intervention, referrals, couples counseling, educational outreach (e.g., through workshops, our newsletter, and social media), consultation for non-clients (e.g., staff, faculty, family members), and limited ADHD testing.

4) WellTrack Self Help Tools is an online resource that students can use to address stress, anxiety, and depression before these issues get to the point of needing therapy or other mental health services. WellTrack is available online at mywelltrack.com, and access for the UCSC community has been paid for by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). You may not need an access code if you are signing in with a ucsc.edu email account; if you are asked for an access code, you can use CAPS' code, UCSCCAPS, to use this service for free.

5) Wellness Program Awards for EOP: Additional financial resources are available for Educational Operational Programs (EOP) (students who are first generation, historically low-income and/or of low socioeconomic background, educationally disadvantaged, undocumented students, foster youth/former foster youth, current military member/veteran of military service)

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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