CARE provides important resources and information about developing and maintaining healthy relationships, information about sexual assault, personal safety, and gender issues. All services provided by CARE are FREE of charge and available to all currently enrolled students. These services include consultation, advocacy and referrals to community agencies, individual and group counseling, trainings & workshops, and campus-wide prevention programming. To make an appointment or to speak with a staff member, please visit CARE at 630 Aldrich Hall or call (949) 824-7273 or submit an online Workshop Request Form.
Programming Options for University Faculty
The issues of sexual assault and relationship violence impact students in a variety of ways. Some students may have experienced these crimes directly, while other students may have friends or loved ones who are victims. All students, however, are constantly bombarded by media messages and cultural norms about gender roles, expectations in dating relationships, alcohol and partying, and hooking up. All of these factors contribute to high rates of rape and sexual assault on college campuses. Our mission at CARE is to support students who have experienced sexual assault or relationship abuse, and to provide educational programming geared at prevention. University faculty have a unique opportunity to address both of these efforts.
As leaders and mentors, faculty members may be approached by students who have experienced some form of abuse. CARE can provide training for faculty about UCI policies, protocol for responding to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence, suggestions about how to support survivors, campus and community resources and referrals, and updates on programs and events for students.
As educators, there is a good chance that the dynamics and factors associated with sexism, abuse, and sexual assault fit somewhere within your departmental curriculums. Classroom presentations about sexual assault and relationship violence provide an opportunity to reach many students in a non-confrontational learning environment. CARE can work with you to tailor a workshop or presentation to your course and class. We believe it is necessary to bridge the gap between Academics and Student Affairs to ensure the best possible setting for students' learning and personal growth.
Programming Options for University Staff
Staff members at UCI work with students in many different ways. No matter how you interact with students, it's important to have an understanding of the issues students face on a college campus. Unfortunately sexual assault and relationship abuse are issues that affect many students either directly or indirectly. In fact, an estimated 20% to 25% of college women in the United States experience attempted or complete rape during their college career (Fisher, Cullen, and Turner, 2000). Because of the high rates of sexual assault on college campuses, there are legal mandates for University programming and certain staff members are required to report crimes to the police.
CARE is available to provide programming and in-service workshops and trainings for professional staff. Programs through CARE can be a good way to make sure that your staff is aware of these issues, and can identify signs of abuse or risky situations in their personal lives. These programs can also help develop and enhance the skills needed to address these issues on campus and to support students, including important information about mandated reporting and critical time periods for collecting evidence and receiving treatment. CARE can provide training for professional staff about UCI policies, protocol for responding to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence, suggestions about how to support survivors, campus and community resources and referrals, and updates on programs and events for students.
We also realize that many departments house student groups, volunteers, and interns. Providing programs about sexual assault prevention and healthy relationships is a good way to expose students to the prevalence of these issues, and to keep them informed about the resources available on campus.
CARE will work with groups to tailor a workshop to specific needs. Some of the topic areas we can focus on are listed below:
Definitions and Statistics
An in-depth discussion of the following terms, including legal definitions, campus policies, and realistic scenarios that fall into each of these categories:
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
Stopping Sexual Violence
Alcohol and Rape Drugs