CARE advocates as well as the Employee Assistance Program staff are confidential resources that are available to help you. Speaking to these resources will not trigger an investigation and personally identifiable information, such as your name, will be kept confidential, consistent with legal requirements. You can get help without formally reporting an assault or requesting formal treatment no matter when or where the assault occurred. CARE Advocates provide confidential support, consultation and a safe place to talk. You can bring a family member, friend or colleague with you. The CARE advocate can explain issues related to confidentiality and privilege of information, even when other people are present.
Your campus CARE advocate can provide immediate confidential support, explain the campus resources available and help you access the ones you want. Here are some examples of resources and services:
· Explain your options for filing a report, as well as your options if you choose not to report, so you can make the decision that’s right for you.
· Help you understand your legal rights.
· Emotional support, including crisis intervention, long-term counseling, support groups and other resources on and off campus, whether the assault occurred on or off campus, and regardless of whether you were a UC student at the time.
· Academic support, including changing your academic class schedule and switching course sections.
· Health care, such as a medical exam and help with other needs at campus health and counseling centers.
· Housing, such as helping you obtain temporary housing or new housing.
· Personal safety. You can consult with university police to understand your rights to physical protection, including restraining orders or a safety escort on campus at night. Advocates can help you obtain no-contact orders or temporary or permanent orders of protection.
UCLA CARE Advocates