Students can receive individual support to assist them through the process of making decisions, accessing support, working through feelings, and exploring the impact and meaning of their experiences. The decision to receive support services is often made while dealing with challenging circumstances, so our hope is to make getting started easier. Reading this orientation first will help to clarify how you might use us to assist you with your current challenges.

Advocacy Services

CARE provides advocacy for survivors of assault or intimate partner violence. Services may include:

Initial Meeting

During your first contact with CARE you will likely be asked to complete information and consent forms prior to your initial meeting with an Advocate. The goal of the initial meeting is for the Advocate to discuss your concerns and decide upon a course of action that would best meet your needs. The outcome of this discussion is likely to be one or more of the following:

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Confidentiality

All information you share with us, whether it is information in our records about you or even the fact that you have come to see us, cannot be shared with others outside CARE. In some circumstances your Advocate may consult with a supervisor in order to provide you with the best help available; however, no one outside CARE may have access to information without your prior written permission or as required by law:

The law in the State of California mandates that information may be appropriately shared if you are in imminent harm to yourself or to others, when there is an indication of child or elder abuse, or if you are gravely disabled.

If you are referred for counseling as a condition of an agreement, for example with the Dean of Students or with your academic department, and want information communicated to them, you will have to sign a release form to have any information provided to the person who referred you.

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CARE Advocate