For UNLV Faculty & Staff

Get Support

UNLV 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.

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Fill out the form to schedule an appointment with a CARE Advocate.

Supporting Our Students

How do I support a student who discloses concerning information?

It can be surprising, stressful or even overwhelming to have a student disclose information that has you concerned for their wellbeing. It is normal and valid to feel any range of emotions when a disclosure occurs.

First, depending on the context of the conversation and the relationship you have with the student, the most student-centered approach is to ask the student directly what kind of support they would like, if any.

Below is some information on the various options in connecting a student with support:

Option 1: Connect the student with JNWC by providing our office's information

If the student consents, you may provide us with their safe email (email only monitored by the student) for us to reach out and schedule an appointment directly with them.

Option 2: Connect the student with the UNLV Support Team.

If working with the student to connect to the JNWC doesn't feel like the best option, you can submit a UNLV Support Team Referral Form, and a member of the team will reach out to the student directly. Please provide as much accurate & honest information as possible when submitting your referral. Once a member reaches out, the student can choose to accept or not accept the team's assistance.

NOTE: Our office is a member of UNLV Support Team, and will be forwarded any referral that includes relationship violence, sexual violence, family violence and stalking.

Option 3: If the student is in immediate danger, calling the police is an option.

Please note, we encourage you to have this option be as student-guided as possible and also to consider the student's potential relationship with law enforcement.

If you're unsure which option works best for the student and you, please contact us at jnwc@unlv.edu, and we will do our best to provide guidance.

Request Education and Workshops

The issues of sexual assault and relationship violence impact students in a variety of ways. Some students may have experienced these crimes directly, while other students may have friends or loved ones who are victims.


Our mission is to support students who have experienced sexual assault or relationship abuse and to provide educational programming geared at prevention. University faculty and staff have a unique opportunity to address both of these efforts.

For UNLV Faculty

As leaders and mentors, faculty members may be approached by students who have experienced some form of abuse. We provide training for faculty about UNLV policies, the protocol for responding to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence, suggestions about how to support survivors, campus and community resources and referrals, and updates on programs and events for students.

As educators, there is a good chance that the dynamics and factors associated with sexism, abuse, and sexual assault fit somewhere within your departmental curriculums. Classroom presentations about sexual assault and relationship violence provide an opportunity to reach many students in a non-confrontational learning environment. 
We believe it is necessary to bridge the gap between academics and student affairs to ensure the best possible setting for students' learning and personal growth.

Please email us at jnwc@unlv.edu if you are interested in integrating our education into your curriculum.

For UNLV Staff

We are available to provide programming and in-service workshops and training for professional staff. Education through the JNWC can be a good way to make sure that your staff is aware of these issues, and can identify signs of abuse or risky situations in their personal lives.

These tailored workshops can also help develop and enhance the skills needed to address these issues on campus and to support students, including important information about mandated reporting and critical time periods for collecting evidence and receiving treatment. We can provide training for professional staff about UNLV policies, the protocol for responding to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence, suggestions about how to support survivors, campus and community resources and referrals, and updates on programs and events for students.