On September 5, 2017, it was announced that the federal government plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which has caused concern for many across the country. This decision will have serious implications for many individuals, including our University of Michigan students, who are either directly or indirectly impacted by this policy. We in CAPS want to clearly say that DACA students are welcomed and valued members of our campus community, and we support them and their presence on this campus.
We recognize the strength and resiliency of our (dacamented & undocumented) students, and want to remind you that CAPS is here for you. We are a multicultural, multi-theoretical, and multidisciplinary staff that is committed to being accessible to all students, which is the core of the CAPS mission. Additionally, CAPS Staff has received professional development focused on challenges that DACA and undocumented students face.
Our intake forms do not ask for citizenship status. If you choose to disclose this to your therapist, this information will be handled confidentially. CAPS adheres to confidentiality statutes established by the State of Michigan (state law), as well as our various ethical codes of conduct from the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the American Psychiatric Association. Without the student's written permission, confirmation of appointments and the release of the content of discussions with counselors--including immigration, visa, and resident status--cannot legally be disclosed to anyone outside of CAPS staff.
Language is often a barrier to seeking mental health services. Fortunately, CAPS has multiple therapists that provide services in multiple languages. CAPS’ ability to offer therapy in other languages can vary from year to year due to changes in our staff. Please call or check our staff bio page for the most up to date information.
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