CARE to Stop Violence PEER PROGRAMS

Who are CARE Peer Advocates?  

CARE Peer Advocates are a vital component to the daily structure of the CARE Office. Under the guidance of the Lead Advocate, Peer Advocates assist members of the UMD community (both in-person and via the crisis cell) that have beenimpacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and other CARE related issues. Peer Advocates are required tocommit to one academic year (fall and spring) with the office as well as attend a weekly class (PEER 318) on Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:30pm. Students will be awarded 3 credits for both the fall and spring semester.

 CARE Peer Advocates Are Expected To: 

  • Attend a 40 hour crisis intervention training one week before the start of the fall semester (Aug 21-25, 2017)

  • Maintain weekly office hours (at least 12 hours per week; at least 3 hour shifts)

  • Establish a rotation for the crisis cell with fellow advocates (each Advocate is expected to have the cell 3-4 weeks each semester).

  • If requested, accompany clients to various appointments (medical, criminal justice, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct)

  • Arrange University Health Center medical appointments

  • Plan and execute a Take Back the Night event for spring semester

  • Participate in panel discussions and other campus events

 

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Who are CARE Outreach Peers?   

CARE Outreach Peers are the voice of the CARE office and ultimately responsible for ensuring the entire UMD campus community is aware of CARE and other resources for those that have been impacted by power-based violence. Outreach Peer work with the Assistant Director and Outreach Liaison of CARE to conduct activities including: a campus needs assessment, focus groups, short presentations to faculty, staff, and student groups and event planning and implementation.  Outreach Peers are required to commit to one academic year (fall and spring) with the office as well as attend a weekly class (PEER 319). Students will be awarded 3 credits for both the fall and spring semester.

 

CARE Outreach Peers Are Expected To: 

  • Attend a 40 hour crisis intervention training one week before the start of the fall semester (Aug 21-25, 2017)

  • Commit 5-7 hours per week to event planning and other office duties (this includes class time)

  • Plan and execute at minimum 1 CARE awareness event per semester

  • Outreach to the campus and surrounding community about the CARE office as a resource through table events and short presentations

  • Participate in panel discussions and other campus events

 

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For information about becoming a CARE Peer Educator, please click here and see the specialization in power-based violence. If you have questions or concerns about any of the CARE Peer Programs, please email: uhc-care@umd.edu