The UNLV CARE Advocate Training program (Women's Center) recently received national advocate credentialing through the National Organization for Victim Assistance. The benefits of credentialing include enhanced recognition, credibility, and mobility in the victim assistance field, and professional identification within victim services.
The CARE Advocates are a departmentally sponsored, volunteer student organization that adheres to a trauma-informed, healing-centered approach to sexual violence prevention, relationship violence, and stalking. CARE Advocates prioritize the survivor’s right to self-determination and autonomy.
At the UNLV Women's Center, We CARE for any UNLV student, staff, or faculty member who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, domestic/dating violence, family violence, or is concerned for a friend.
Students, staff, and faculty 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.