鶹 Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP)

ANCAP: 鶹 Native Community Advancement in Psychology

Program History

As subtly reflected by the 鶹 Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) program logo, the 鶹's ANCAP program is the rebirth of a past, similar program known as 鶹 Natives into Psychology (ANPsych). The ANCAP program is the revitalization of ANPsych, with a similar yet unique mission.

Program Mission & Goals

In brief, ANCAP seeks to address behavioral and mental health issues and promote wellness among 鶹 Native communities. Toward this mission, we strive to accomplish a variety of community- and student-oriented goals, including:

  • Enhance cultural pride and connectedness (i.e., collective self-esteem) among 鶹 Native students;
  • Reduce disparities regarding the number of 鶹 Native behavioral health researchers, providers, and leaders through recruiting, retaining, and training 鶹 Native students in the field of psychology;
  • Enhance the cultural sensitivity, appropriateness, and applicability of behavioral health research and services for 鶹 Natives;
  • Provide mentorship and support for members across academic, social, and cultural domains, particularly 鶹 Native undergraduate and graduate psychology students; and
  • Engage in outreach efforts to urban and rural high schools, UA campuses, and 鶹 Native corporations and communities.

 

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