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The CARE Center

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MISSION
The CARE (Campus Assault Response and Education) Center promotes a campus culture of care, safety, and respect for all persons.We empower students through education and outreach and provide a supportive, trauma-informed, and student-centered approach in response to gender and power-based personal violence to all students.

The CARE Center staff isavailable Monday - Friday from 9am - 4:00pm by appointment for confidential consultation either virtually (Zoom) or in-personfor concerns related to sexual assault and violence.Emailmag7@stmarys-ca.eduor call 925-631-4193to schedule an appointment.

The 24/7 CARE Line (925-878-9207) is available for call/text support and resources related to sexual assault and violence during the academic year (support is available first day of classes to last day of classes each semester).24/7 CARE Linephone resumes 1/3/24.

CONFIDENTIALITY
The Director ofthe CARE Centerprovides confidential, compassionate support and resources.

WHAT WE DO
Our goal isto provide a healthy and safe learning environment for all students, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation.

Westriveto promote student's well being by helping them develop lifelong skills that improve the quality of life and their relationships. We provide asupportive space for students to explore their own knowledge, experiences, and beliefs about healthy sexuality, consent, healthy/unhealthy relationships, and communication.

Sexual assault, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking are not tolerated at ձ Mary's College. The CARE Center supports all students in navigating their own relationships and assists them in understandinghow to help contributeto a safe campus community both on a micro and macro level.

Prevention:Our main focus for the prevention of power-based personal violence is early intervention and risk reduction throughtraining,outreach, and education. This involves collaboration with students, staff, and faculty and the practice of bystander intervention.

Response:We provide affirming and non-judgmental crisis response, advocacy, support, and resources to students affected by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking. Students are provided a safe, comfortable space to learn about their options and to make informed decisions.

Helping Others:We provide support for bystanders, allies, and those in a position to help someone they care about. You can receive guidance from our Office which can help you gain the tools and resources to best support someone in need.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partnerviolence affect many college students on and off campuses across our country.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted during college
  • 7 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the person
  • 43% of dating college women report experiencing abusive dating behaviors
  • 1 in 4 stalking victims reported some form of cyber-stalking
  • 80% of campus stalking victims knew their stalker

HOW WE CAN HELP
Here are some common questions our office answers:

  • Have I been sexually assaulted?
  • What if I can't remember what happened?
  • What is stalking?
  • What happens if I make a report to Campus Safety or the police?
  • If my partner always makes me feel like it's my fault,is thisan abusive relationship?
  • What do I do if I know my friend is being hurt by their partner?
  • How do I talk about consent with my partner?
  • What doI do if my friendtold me they weresexually assaulted but they don't want to tell anyone?

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