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Our Mission

CARE is committed to the eradication of sexual and gender-based violence through creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and equitable community for all people. CARE strives to achieve this through provision of comprehensive prevention education, individual support and advocacy, and holistic healing programs for all members of the UCLA community.

CARE Services

CARE has three distinct, but complementary services: Education, Advocacy, and Healing. Combined these three components allow us to address primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention providing a comprehensive approach in service of our mission.

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Building compassion, knowledge, and resilience encourages culture change toward a safer, healthier, equitable community.

Education

CARE provides comprehensive outreach and prevention education to the campus community on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. We can create custom workshops and presentations for your UCLA student group or department. We operate from an anti-oppression framework, and strive to create intersectional presentations that address th eroot causes of violence. Some topics include: an overview of CARE services, identity and oppression, the effects of trauma, alternative healing, dating and domestic violence, stalking, rights and resources, supporting survivors, bystander intervention, and rape culture.

Advocacy

CARE Advocates offer confidential support and advocacy to UCLA affiliated undergraduates, graduate students, professional students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The primary role of the advocate is to provide emotional support and establish safety for all clients.  We are not considered "Responsible Employees."

Advocates can support with the following:

Crisis intervention and emotional support
Resources/referrals for counseling, medical, legal, and other resources as needed  
Developing a safety plan 
Addressing academic, housing, and employment concerns
Navigating the criminal justice system, Title IX, and/or the Student Conduct Process
Accompaniment to police, Title IX, and/or Student Conduct interviews, meetings, and hearings
Obtaining a No Contact Directive/Stay Away Order from the Dean of Students
Obtaining a Restraining Order
Healing and Empowerment


 

Healing

Healing from trauma can be a long, difficult journey. The way we heal is greatly impacted by who we are as individuals, the identities we hold, our geographies, and our histories. Access to resources like therapy can be challenging for some and those people still deserve the opportunity to have space held for them and to experience community. With respect to the far-reaching complex impact of trauma, CARE is committed to offering alternative forms of healing for survivors including yoga, journaling, music, art, and dance. 

Healing programs are open to all-genders, all-ages, and all current UCLA affiliates, unless otherwise stated. Programs are also available by request and can be tailored to the

CARE is a confidential resource. Information shared with a CARE Advocate is confidential and/or privileged per California Evidence Code 1035.4. Confidential information may not be revealed to anyone outside of CARE without written permission except where disclosure is required by law including where a client is likely to seriously harm themselves and/or someone else, where the client lacks the capacity to care for themselves, there is disclosure of current child abuse and/or neglect, and/or there is a valid court order for client files for cases involving dating/domestic violence.

The Clery Act requires that universities report general statistics regarding crimes or incidents that occurred on campus. Specifically, statistics are kept related to crimes that may have occurred in any building or property owned/controlled by UCLA, any property within or adjacent to the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, and/or used in support of or in relation to our educational purpose. Per the Clery Act, CARE is required to provide a report of the type of incident you have experienced, the location of the incident and approximate date of occurrence. Any specific identifying information about a student accessing CARE will be kept confidential, including any information about you specifically or the detail of the incident you have experienced. CARE staff will review the Clery Act with you to answer any questions you may have.

If you are fearful of your safety, please call your local police by dialing ‘911’ or the UC Police Department at 310-825-1491 (24/7).  

If you need to speak to a sexual assault counselor urgently, please contact the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at 424-259-7208.  If you need speak to a counselor, please contact CAPS at 310-825-0768 (24/7).

If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual violence, a survivor has the option to obtain a free forensic exam (for the purpose of evidence collection) up to five (5) days after an assault at the Santa Monica RTC 24 hours/7 days a week. For more information or to schedule transportation, please call the RTC at 424-259-7208 (24/7)The RTC also offers free trauma therapy regardless of the obtainment of a forensic exam.


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