When requesting a program, training or workshop through CARE, you have several presenters to choose from. Below you will find a list of our presenters, with a brief description of the programming they can provide. Please indicate the presenter that you would like for your program, keeping in mind that CARE may assign another presenter based on appropriateness or availability.
Mandy Mount, Ph.D., CARE Director
Dr. Mount provides workshops and trainings on understanding campus policies and responding to sexual violence, love languages, trauma-informed care, the neurobiology of trauma as well as students’ rights and the law. Workshop requests for Dr. Mount requires 30-day advance notice.
Eli Pascal, LSW, Assistant Director
Eli provides workshops and trainings on holistic healing strategies, violence prevention, awareness programming, sexual and relationship violence, understanding campus policies, stalking on college campuses, Green Dot bystander intervention, healthy relationships, sexual/relationship violence in LGBTQA+ relationships, vicarious trauma, self-care strategies, and social change and advocacy. Custom workshops and trainings are available by request.
Violence Prevention Coordinator
The Violence Prevention Coordinator provides workshops and trainings on violence prevention, intersecting identities and oppression, Green Dot bystander intervention, healthy relationships, stalking on college campuses, understanding consent, and, understanding campus policies and responding to sexual violence.
Right to KNOW
Right to KNOW is a peer-education group that presents interactive workshops on dating and consent, sexual assault awareness and survivor support, interpersonal assertiveness, and building positive relationships.
CHAMPS (Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism)
CHAMPS is a peer education group that focuses on promoting awareness and prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, particularly to men. CHAMPS can provide workshops about masculinity and men's role in violence prevention, survivor support, bystander intervention, and CARE services.
CARE Speakers Bureau
The CARE Speakers Bureau consists of individuals who are willing to discuss personal experiences for the purpose of increasing awareness of these issues and to help community members in developing a sense of personal power in identifying and safely intervening in situations that may lead to sexual assault Request for CARE Speakers Bureau requires 30-day advance notice.
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program
Green Dot Facilitators provide interactive workshops and trainings on the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program. Green Dot Facilitators are staff from various UCI departments who have been trained by Green Dot, Etc., an organization built on the premise that we can measurably and systematically reduce violence within any given community. UCI Green Dot workshops and trainings include an introduction to issues of violence, explanation of the Green Dot philosophy and strategies for bystander intervention. The activities and examples used in the trainings can be catered to specific student organizations, staff, groups or faculty departments.
CARE will work with groups to tailor a workshop to specific needs. Some of the topic areas we can focus on are listed below
Peer Education Workshop Topics
Right to KNOW
- Lean on Me: Overview on sexual and dating violence and how to support a friend
- Dating 101: Recognizing positive and negative qualities in relationships
- Cultural Culprits: Understanding the ways that popular culture supports the existence of sexual violence
- Sexual Assault 101: An introduction to rape and sexual assault
CHAMPS (Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism)
- Men's role in violence prevention
- Supporting a survivor of sexual violence
CARE Professional Staff Topics
- Overview of CARE services
- UCI Green Dot Bystander Intervention: understanding your role as an active bystander and learning tangible skills to intervene
- Consent: understanding the importance of communication in intimate relationships
- Stalking on college campuses
- Violence prevention and programming ideas
- Understanding campus policies and responding to sexual violence
- Gender roles and cultural factors that contribute to violence
- Relationship abuse and healthy relationship development
- Social media and internet privacy
- What Greek organizations can do to prevent sexual violence
- Intersecting identities/privilege & oppression
- Yoga as a holistic form of healing for survivors of violence
- Legal issues related to sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
- Trauma-informed care
- Profession specific: criminal justice, education, social sciences, etc
- Advocacy and social change
- Love Languages: communication resources for couples
- Neurobiology of trauma
- Students' rights and the law
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.
To request a training or workshop through CARE, please fill out the following form thoroughly, providing as many details as possible regarding the audience and specific needs of the workshop. We request a minimum of 30 minutes in order to provide a comprehensive education on issues related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. If you request a workshop that includes too many topic areas, the presenter may contact you to set up a series of workshops to effectively address your needs. Contact us with any questions or if you would like to set up a workshop in person.
We cannot guarantee that your workshop request will be honored, due to the availability of staff during the requested date/time. Chances of honoring requests are greater if there is an alternate date and time and if the request is submitted at least two weeks in advance.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to working with you.