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Jean Nidetch Care Center News

The Jean Nidetch Care Center is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all genders through programming, services, and advocacy for the UNLV community.

Current Care Center News

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Campus News | April 5, 2021

The UNLV CARE Center offers resources for victims-survivors to heal.

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Campus News | February 24, 2021

The administration encourages people experiencing loss to tap into these campus resources for support.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

For many trailblazing students and faculty, the first step in their success is making sure they feel they belong here.

Portrait of Margaret Campe in garden.
People | August 24, 2020

The new director of the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center focuses on providing victims of domestic and sexual violence a path toward healing and resilience.

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People | April 11, 2019

Here's why the one-time temp worker was snatched up full time within a month of stepping on campus.

Ashlyn Gray poses in front of Calico Basin in Red Rock
People | March 18, 2019

Though she once dreamed of being Nevada's governor, she found her true calling in higher ed.

Care Center In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 4, 2019

Two Nevada universities are reporting an uptick of sexual, domestic, and dating violence over the past two years.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 24, 2018

The college years are all about education and new life experiences. And that lack of life experience can make some students vulnerable to dating violence.

The Nevada Independent
October 12, 2018

It can be a challenge in itself for a new mother to return to work or school. Finding a place where she can breastfeed or take a break to pump milk compounds the issue.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 12, 2016

When a sexual assault occurs, survivors face an array of barriers in dealing with the aftermath.

It is no different for students who have to deal with the same psychological issues and logistical nightmares. That is why care advocates for the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at UNLV exist.

PBS
April 11, 2016

Daniele Dreitzer from The Rape Crisis Center Las Vegas, Criminal justice professor Alexis Kennedy and women's center director Christina Hernandez discuss sexual assault on college campuses.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2016

‘It’s on Us’

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered an impassioned speech at UNLV denouncing sexual assault on college campuses, condemning a culture that subjects victims to being “raped by the system.”

Recent Care Center Accomplishments

October 11, 2021
  Ashley Yuill (The Care Center) gave two workshops titled "Navigating Transition & Change in the Workplace" and "Supporting Our Staff: Integrating Social Justice & Trauma Informed Frameworks into Policies & Procedures" for the Denver Human Services staff and executive management team. These workshops empowered...
September 28, 2020
Holly Harden-Ramella and Brenda M. Hernandez (both Jean Nidetch Women's Center) presented at the annual Nevada Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence Conference. Their topic was "Healing Centered Advocacy: Looking Beyond Systems of Oppression." They educated service providers on the core concepts of healing-centered advocacy and how to...
May 14, 2020
Margaret I. Campe (Jean Nidetch Women's Center) and colleagues at the University of Kentucky's Center for Research on Violence Against Women recently published an article entitled, "Identifying Invalid Responders in a Campus Climate Survey: Types, Impact on Data, and Best Indicators," in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 
May 13, 2020
The Growth, Inclusivity, Voice, and Excellence (GIVE) Award (Women's Council) winners in this inaugural year are Cristina Hernandez  (Nidetch Women's Center) and the Libraries' Inclusion and Equity Committee. These award decisions were made based on the nominees' evidence of commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion...
August 13, 2019
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...