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.
- CARE Advocates (310) 206-2465 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- 24 hour response, (310) 825-0768
Immediate CARE Response
CAPS services include 24-hour crisis counseling on the phone (310-825-0768). CARE Advocates provide referrals to the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, medical and legal options, and consultation. The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica services include 24-hour crisis counseling and medical attention.
CARE Alternative Healing Programs
The Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Office is committed to all forms of healing and is deeply aware that not all survivors of sexual and gender-based violence will heal in the same way. Trauma impacts all areas of human functioning: the physical, mental, behavioral, social, and spiritual. Our new alternative healing programs create intentional forms of healing and support for survivors and include: trauma-informed yoga, drumming and music, art, journaling, and dance. These restorative programs are designed with safety, trust, choice, and control at their core and create critical opportunities for survivors to heal from their traumatic experiences. We welcome survivors of all gender identities. The CARE Holistic Healing flyer will have more information, including who to contact.