Who we are:
CAPS Peer Educators are student advocates with specialized knowledge to promote and support educational, personal and social well-being within the TCNJ community.
For a list of our current Peer Educators, click CAPS PE list 2013 – 2014.
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What we do:
- Offer trainings and programs to groups of students, such as Residential communities, Greek organizations, athletic teams, student organizations, and academic classes
- Provide information, support, and referrals
- Design, organize and execute campus-wide wellness programs to raise awareness about mental health and wellness issues
- Act as liaisons between CAPS and the TCNJ student community
- Gather information to assess the mental health and wellness needs of the TCNJ student community
- Stress Busters – Interactive workshop about your sources of stress, stress symptoms, and ways of managing your stress. Will demonstrate various relaxation strategies. Can also include a discussion about test anxiety and performance anxiety.
- Time Out – Assess your current time management skills and discuss additional strategies for making your time use more effective
- More Than Just the Blues – Discuss how clinical depression is different from just feeling “the blues.” Can include a discussion about suicide prevention. Also, learn about counseling resources on and off campus.
- Who Needs Sleep in College Anyway – Discuss the effects of sleep (or lack of sleep) on your physical, mental and psychological health. Learn some ways to manage sleep difficulties.
- Love the Body You’re In - Address issues of mindful eating, positive body image and moderate exercise for a healthy body and healthy mind. Can include information about signs and symptoms of eating disorders and treatment options.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Tools for Conflict Management – Conflict is natural and can be an opportunity for growth. Understand your conflict style and learn helpful tools for managing conflicts.
To request a program:
- If you would like to request one of the above programs from the CAPS Peer Educators or discuss the option of having a more tailored program to meet your needs, please complete an on-line program request form. NOTE: Requests need to be submitted at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the proposed program. (The last date to submit your program request form for Fall semester is November 15th and for Spring semester is April 10th)
- Follow up with Dr. Hue-Sun Ahn at 771-2247 or email@example.com, if you do not hear from a CAPS Peer Educator within a week of submitting your request
Some topic areas we cover:
- Stress and anxiety management
- Time management
- Healthy sleep habits
- Healthy eating and positive body image
- Communication skills and conflict management
- Helping others in distress
- Managing depression / suicide prevention
- Healthy self-esteem
If you’re interested in becoming a CAPS Peer Educator, click here.