Education and Training

All members of the UC community — students, staff, faculty and other academic appointees — are required to receive sexual violence prevention and intervention training and education regularly.

The core elements of the curriculum are consistent across the UC system; however, campuses have flexibility in the way they deliver the UC systemwide curriculum. For example, some campuses offer an online course while others provide in-person training. UC’s systemwide curriculum, tailored to each audience, educates our community about sexual violence, how to prevent it, the role of intervention and what local resources are available.

Key concepts covered in UC’s systemwide curriculum for every audience are:

• Definitions of different forms of sexual violence
• Social norms, including the attitudes and beliefs that can normalize violence
• Responding to sexual violence using methods that acknowledge the impact of violence and trauma on survivors’ lives
• Local resources, including confidential support for survivors of sexual violence and appropriate services for those accused of sexual violence
• Rights and options about reporting sexual violence

    Students: All incoming students are required to take the education and training program at their campus within the first six weeks of class. All incoming students (undergraduate and graduate) must take an on-line training module, Campus Clarity’s “Think About It”. All continuing students are required to take ongoing education and training annually, including graduate students
       

    Faculty and Supervisors: Faculty and supervisors are required to complete two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years, and new faculty and supervisors are required to take training within the first two months of hire. Starting January 2016, a systemwide faculty/supervisor training and education program will be implemented that will revise the content in the current sexual harassment prevention training so that it meets UC’s systemwide curriculum, and that will include additional training for those who work directly with students such as faculty student advisors. Faculty and supervisors will also receive training on their legal obligations to report sexual violence.

    Staff and academic appointees who are not supervisors: Staff who are not supervisors will also be required to complete sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention training. Starting December 2015, a systemwide staff training and education program will be implemented that will require new employees to receive training within the first six weeks of hire. All continuing staff will receive training annually. Designated employees who are required to report sexual violence to a Title IX Officer (sexual harassment officer) will receive training on their legal obligations.

     


    CARE Student Educational Workshops

     

    It's on Us to STAND:

    This 45-min presentation is designed to educate students on sexual violence prevention. Learning objectives for this workshop include 1) Increase knowledge of sexual violence including myths & facts & the role of alcohol in assaults; 2) Increase skills to intervene as a bystander before an assault occurs and 3) Understand confidential resources and reporting options for students who may have been sexually assaulted.

    Blame it on the Alcohol: the Limits of Consent: Learning objectives of this 90 minute workshop include 1) Increase knowledge of sexual violence with specific focus on the role of alcohol in assaults;  2) Increase skills to intervene as a bystander before an assault occurs and 3) Understand confidential resources and reporting options for students who may have been sexually assaulted.

    If You Loved Me: This 45 minute workshop provides an overview of intimate partner violence and stalking including 1) Facts about intimate partner violence (IPV); 2) How to ID warning signs of IPV; 3) How to help a friend involved experiencing IPV and/or stalking; 4) How to refer to CARE at CAPS.

    Men in the Movement against Sexual Violence: This workshop focuses specifically on the role of men in the movement against sexual violence. Themes of the workshop include 1) Myths and facts about male victims of sexual violence; 2) Exploration of concept of masculinity and its role in the movement against sexual assault; 3) how to engage men as active bystanders, allies and advocates in the movement against sexual assault.

    CARE Certificate Training:

    This 6-hour sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking prevention and student support training is offered to committed student leaders interested in taking a STAND against gender-based violence in the UCLA community by learning how to intervene as a bystander when the potential for violence occurs. This training will help students to learn key bystander intervention principles to prevent violence and how to respond and support students who have been victimized, including information on medical and psychological treatment options and reporting options available to students.

    Training topics include: Overview of sexual violence prevention, information on intimate partner violence, stalking and information on Men in the Movement against sexual assault. In addition, students are provided with advanced training from the Rape Treatment Center. Please see the CARE website at counseling.ucla.edu/CARE for more information on upcoming training dates.

    CARE Staff Trainings

    Train the Educator:

    CARE offers the opportunity for UCLA staff and graduate students to become trained as CARE educators, who provide student workshops on campus, specifically “It’s On us to STAND”. This 2-hour “Train the Educator” trainings are held twice per quarter. This training agenda additionally includes: 1) information on rape culture and consent;  2) bystander intervention skill-building;  3) Training on how to respond to frequently asked questions by students.

     

    For all workshops and trainings discussed, please contact careadmin@careprogram.ucla.edu for more information on training dates or to sign up.