Students can receive individual support to assist them through the process of making decisions, accessing support, working through feelings and exploring the impact and meaning of their experiences. The decision to receive support services is often made while dealing with challenging circumstances, so our hope is to make getting started easier. Reading this orientation first will help to clarify how you might use us to assist you with your current challenges.

Note: If you have disabilty-related needs and wish to request reasonable accommodations, please let our office know and we will connect you to the Disability Services Center (DSC), or contact DSC at Voice: (949) 824-7494 or TTY: (949) 824-6272, or in person at 100 Disability Services Center, Building 313, Irvine, CA 92697-5250.  

Advocacy Services

CARE provides advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence and/or stalking. Services may include:

  • Answering questions
  • Providing information about rights and options
  • Title IX investigation support & accompaniment
  • Medical accompaniment
  • Safety planning
  • Accompaniment to meetings and interviews with law enforcement

Initial Meeting

During your first contact with CARE you will likely be asked to complete information and consent forms prior to your initial meeting with an Advocate. The goal of the initial meeting is for you and an Advocate to discuss your needs and concerns and identify your best course of action at this time.  The outcome of this discussion is likely to be one or more of the following:

  • You may resolve your concern satisfactorily during the intake and require no further action.
  • You may be better assisted by another resource person on or off-campus. Your advocate will help you to identify other resources and assist you by making a referral. 
  • You may benefit from, and be eligible for, group counseling here at CARE.

Contact CARE to Make an Appointment

Confidentiality

All information you share with us, whether it is information in our records about you or even the fact that you have come to see us, cannot be shared with others outside CARE. In some circumstances your Advocate may consult with a supervisor in order to provide you with the best help available; however, no one outside CARE may have access to information without your prior written permission or as required by law:

The law in the State of California mandates that information may be appropriately shared if you disclose that there is a threat of imminent harm to yourself or to others, when there is an indication of child or elder abuse, or if you are gravely disabled.

UCI CARE reserves the right to refuse advocacy services to anyone if UCI CARE determines that its services are inappropriate. 

HOW YOUR CARE ADVOCATE CAN HELP YOU (ENGLISH) - DOWNLOAD:

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Faculty and staff can receive individual support to assist them through the process of making decisions, accessing support, working through feelings and exploring the impact and meaning of their experiences. The decision to receive support services is often made while dealing with challenging circumstances, so our hope is to make getting started easier. Reading this orientation first will help to clarify how you might use us to assist you with your current challenges.

Advocacy Services

CARE provides advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence and/or stalking. Services may include:

  • Answering questions
  • Providing information about rights and options
  • Title IX investigation support and accompaniment
  • Accompaniment to meetings and interviews with law enforcement
  • Medical accompaniment
  • Safety planning

Initial Meeting

During your first contact with CARE you will be asked to complete intake paperwork and consent forms prior to your initial meeting with an Advocate. The goal of the initial meeting is for an Advocate to discuss your concerns and decide upon a course of action that would best meet your needs. The outcome of this discussion is likely to be one or more of the following:

  • You may resolve your concern satisfactorily during the intake and require no further action.
  • You may be better assisted by another resource person on or off-campus.
  • Your advocate will help you to identify other resources and assist you by making a referral.

Contact CARE to Make an Appointment

Confidentiality

All information you share with us, whether it is information in our records about you or even the fact that you have come to see us, cannot be shared with others outside CARE.* In some circumstances your Advocate may consult with a supervisor in order to provide you with the best help available; however, no one outside CARE may have access to information without your prior written permission or as required by law:

*The law in the State of California mandates that information may be appropriately shared if you disclose that there is a threat of imminent harm to yourself or to others, when there is an indication of child or elder abuse, or if you are gravely disabled.

CARE reserves the right to refuse advocacy services to anyone if we determine that our services are inappropriate.

CARE ADVOCATE SUPPORT FOR FACULTY & STAFF- DOWNLOAD:

CARE advocate support for faculty & staff PDF