Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CAPS committed to the continued development of awareness and appreciation for individual & cultural differences within our university community.
This commitment guides our clinical services, training, outreach, and staffing.
We value diversity among our staff and clients and endeavor to be a positive force on campus as students, staff and faculty explore their own identities and beliefs about diversity including the effects of discrimination, oppression, power & privilege, and prejudice.
It is our intention that CAPS be an emotionally safe and respectful environment for members of the University community. To this end, our staff continuously take steps to ensure that we are self-aware, knowledgeable, and skillful in order to provide quality services which are sensitive to diversity needs including but not limited to age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual and gender identities, socioeconomic statues, nationality, body shape/size, and values.
We strive to promote social justice and contribute to a campus community that fosters inclusiveness, achievement, and advancement of a diverse and empowered student body.
Responding to Racism During the COVID-19 Outbreak (can be read in 81 languages.)
NAMI HelpLine Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide (The resources were organized based on 12 questions that focus on vulnerable populations.)
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Resources
Asian Americans ADVANCING JUSTICE
https://www.standagainsthatred.org/ (reporting in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean)
https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/covid19 (COVID-19 resources, training schedules)
Mental Health Effects of Racism on Indigenous Communities (verywellmind.com): https://www.verywellmind.com/mental-health-effects-of-racism-on-indigenous-communities-5089079
Indigenous | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Indigenous
Native and Indigenous Communities and Mental Health | Mental Health America (mhanational.org): https://www.mhanational.org/issues/native-and-indigenous-communities-and-mental-health
10 Indigenous Holistic Healing Practices | Psychology Today Canada: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/moral-landscapes/201902/10-indigenous-holistic-healing-practices
Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (iwri.org): http://iwri.org/
Knowing the Land (edublogs.org): https://knowingtheland.edublogs.org/
Native and Indigenous LGBTQ Students | GLSEN: https://www.glsen.org/research/native-and-indigenous-lgbtq-students
Two Spirit and LGBTQ Health: http://www.npaihb.org/2slgbtq/
For many Native Americans, embracing LGBT members is a return to the past - The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/for-many-native-americans-embracing-lgbt-members-is-a-return-to-the-past/2019/03/29/24d1e6c6-4f2c-11e9-88a1-ed346f0ec94f_story.html
Indigenous Story Studio: https://istorystudio.com/
One Sky Center: http://www.oneskycenter.org/
American Indian Center of Arkansas: https://aicago.org/
AICA Native Connections: https://aicago.org/native-connections/
Other Resources & Information
Organizations to Support