What We Do

WE Respond.

CARE has trained and professional advocates who can provide resources, support and assistance to persons via email, telephone, or in person.  We can assist individuals in several ways including:

  • Provide crisis intervention and crisis de-escalation
  • Helping you understand options that may exist and the pros and cons of choices
  • Helping you access medical care, both on and off campus
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Providing short term counseling and/or referrals to community resources as necessary
  • Help with academic support letters
  • Support for friends, family and people who care about you
  • Providing transportation
  • Providing alternative housing
  • Providing financial assistance
  • Helping you find faith-based services
  • Helping you find legal assistance
  • Assistance in filing claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
  • Acting as liaison between you and other campus offices and off campus service providers including Office on Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities, and Title IX

WE Educate.

CARE provides both professional and student presentations.  Professional presentations, provided by CARE staff are designed according to the educational needs and time constraints of the requesting department.  The student presentations are provided by our CARE to Stop Violence Peer Educators and are typically 50 minutes. 

We currently have four presentations:

  • Sexual Violence: Defining consent, reading of true stories, how to help a friend.
  • When is Sex Rape?:  Video viewing followed by discussion on rape myths and consent.
  • Relationship Violence: Cycle of violence, power and control wheel, different types of abuse.
  • Stalking: What constitutes stalking, use of technology, dispelling myths.

Request a student presentation.  Please email us at care@health.umd.edu if you would like to request a professional presentation.