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.
Building compassion, knowledge, and resilience encourages culture change toward a safer, healthier, equitable community.
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 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 needs of the individual, department, and/or student group.
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 the root 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.
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Privacy & Confidentiality
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.