The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Student Services and Special Programs, and the Foundation for California Community College’s (Foundation) Equity Programs, provide quality resources, educational programs, and training for California Community Colleges (CCC) and the students that they serve, especially those who have been historically underrepresented.
CCC SMHP was initially a statewide effort focusing on prevention and early intervention (PEI) strategies to address the mental health needs of CCC students. As the scope of the program has expanded, CCC SMHP has been rebranded as CCC Health & Wellness.
The CCC Wellness Ambassador Program trains students to serve as advocates for mental health and wellness through a peer outreach model. Launching for the 2018-19 academic year, the program will pilot at 15 colleges.
The CCCCO has selected 15 CCC to expand and enhance their capacity on campus and through community linkages to address the mental health PEI needs of their students, faculty, and staff.
The CalFresh Outreach project works to raise awareness and reduce stigma about CalFresh benefits. By reducing student hunger, CalFresh benefits can help our students have better health and educational outcomes. This comprehensive awareness campaign encourages students to check their eligibility and apply for benefits at students.getcalfresh.org.
Many CCC campuses are engaging in innovative and collaborative efforts to support students experiencing food or housing insecurity. CCC Health & Wellness has developed and compiled extensive resources to support the CCC system in this work.
At-Risk is an online interactive gatekeeper training that uses virtual students and role-playing simulations to prepare learners to recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, manage a conversation with the student, and help connect the student with an appropriate support service.