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 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.
Effective education programming, in addition to addressing root causes of sexual violence, will raise awareness and compassion for survivors within the community.
Strong advocacy services are survivor centered and provide emotional support, but also include an educational component to contextualize incidents of harm and promote healing.
Healing programs offer survivors a multitude of ways to connect with their own healing process, which empowers individuals and increases resilience.
Building compassion, knowledge, and resilience encourages culture change toward a safer, healthier, equitable community.
CARE Programs and Events
WE ARE FURIOUS!
Mondays April 8th-29th, 12:00-1:30pm
The CARE Program presents a four-part series of facilitated discussions rooted in feminist and critical race theory. This series is more than defining what anger is, as we move toward embracing the anger and channeling it into social change. Your anger is valid AND we want to explore the role of anger in activism, advocacy, healing, and justice.
Note: This workshop is a series, comprised of 4 parts. Though the sessions can be attended separately, we recommend attending the series as a whole. Lunch will be served! Please RSVP.
Tuesday, April 9th, from 11:00am-12:00pm followed by a Survivor Lunch 12:00-1:00pm.
Facilitated by CAPS Psychologist Amanda Gorlick PhD and the Rape Treatment Center's Community and Campus Outreach Coordinator, Deborah Schleicher, PsyD. This workshop is open only to survivors. If you've ever felt like you are fighting your brain, and your brain is winning, this workshop is for you. Survivors will learn about the neurobiology of trauma and its impacts, as well as tools not just to survive, but to thrive. Please RSVP.
A WRITE TO HEAL
Thursdays, April 18th-May 23, 5:00-6:30pm.
Facilitated by Confidential Advocate Joyce Guinto, MSW, ASW. This is a journaling workshop for survivors of sexual, relationship, or gender-based violence. It is not necessary to RSVP, but if you would like additional information, please fill out this form.
Mondays, April 22nd-May 20th, 10:00am-12:00pm.
For graduate students only. Yoga as Healing offers survivors a safe space to gain greater awareness around strength, stability, assertiveness, and mindfulness. Classes will have different themes, focus on various restorative postures, support the nervous system, explore positive affirmations, and will also be coupled with guided activities including de-briefing exercises, journaling, and art. Please RSVP.
IMPACT OF TRAUMA
Tuesday, April 23rd, 9:00-10:00am, CAPS Large Conference Room.
Facilitated by CAPS Psychologist Amanda Gorlick PhD and the Rape Treatment Center's Community and Campus Outreach Coordinator, Deborah Schleicher, PsyD, this workshop is for staff and faculty looking to support survivors of sexual violence. We will discuss the science of trauma and how the long-term and short-term effects may impact a students' academic performance, resilience, and relationships. Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP.
Wednesday, April 24th, from 11:00am-3:00pm, Dickson Court.
There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape! Stand in solidarity with survivors by wearing denim on this day as a visible means of protest against the victim blaming myths and misconceptions that surround sexual violence. There will be a photobooth, to take a photo declaring your support for survivors, food, and information about how to get more involved in the movement to end sexual violence. Come stop by!
TRANSFORMING JUSTICE TO TRANSFORM COMMUNITY
Tuesday, April 30th, 5:00-7:30pm, Location coming soon!
The CARE Program invites you to an evening with experts in restorative and transformative justice. We will discuss the power of restorative and transformative practices in addressing unjust social and political dynamics; and ultimately how to transform our community into a space where all people feel safe, respected, and valued. To do that, we will need your voice. Come join the conversation!