CARE provides confidential advocacy, support, and related referrals for faculty and staff members as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Unlike many other resource centers on campus CARE services staff and faculty survivors as well as student survivors of the UCSB community. CARE can work with Human Resources as well as supervisors to navigate employment needs resulting from an experience of interpersonal violence that either recently occurred or is still causing a disturbance in their personal or work life. Some UCSB employees are parents who might have concerns about child care and safety needs that have been impacted by an experience of violence. CARE is here to support every survivor in creating a safety plan that best fits the individual, their family, and loved ones, confidentially.
Navigating Your Options
Faculty and staff members, like all UCSB community members, deserve safe, equitable working conditions, free from harassment and gender-based discrimination. CARE can assist employees in understanding their reporting options and the resources available throughout their healing process. If a survivor chooses to report experiences of sexual harassment or violence that they have directly experienced or witnessed in the course of their work at UCSB, a CARE advocate can be by their side throughout the reporting process. Reporting processes on campus can include the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance office and/or with Human Resources.
Accommodations and Services
CARE advocates can assist employees in receiving reasonable accommodations for professional and personal life, including but not limited to:
- Discreet workplace accommodations to promote safety, regardless of whether the staff or faculty wants to formally report sexual violence or harassment
- Referrals to additional mental and behavioral health support services with expertise in the needs of working professionals
- Navigating department politics and potential social impacts if violence or harassment have been disclosed to fellow staff or faculty
- Assist with safety planning which can include safe housing for the survivor and their family/loved ones
- Accompaniment during reporting processes and court appearances
The Importance of Location
CARE has two locations: one in the Student Resource Building (SRB) within the Women’s Center and the other in the Gaucho Support Center in Isla Vista near Embarcadero Hall. CARE wants all survivors to feel empowered to ask for their appointment to be located at whichever office fits best with their needs and feelings of safety and comfort.
Confidentiality for Survivors who are Staff and Faculty
CARE provides confidential services for staff and faculty who have experienced interpersonal violence. If you would like to speak with an advocate to discuss your options, please call us at the 24/7 advocacy phone number or make an appointment online. Your supervisor and campus department will not be notified that you have visited CARE, unless you explicitly request CARE’s assistance in working with them.
Confidentiality Responsibilities of Staff and Faculty
All faculty and staff who are responsible employees, and not confidential, are required to report all students’ disclosures of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking to the Title IX office to ensure consistent survivor services and Title IX policy compliance. A CARE advocate can discuss any survivor’s concerns one-on-one, without sharing the survivor’s name, identifying information, or any other details about their visit with CARE with other campus offices, including Title IX.
CARE recognizes that each individual may hold many of the different identities that our Communities we CARE for pages address. For more information on another identity, please go back to Communities we CARE for.
We support survivors from all backgrounds, the survivors that we serve are not limited to the identities listed on our Communities we CARE for page. If you do not see your identity listed, and would like to learn how interpersonal violence impacts you, please call our 24/7 confidential phone number at 805-893-4613 or make an appointment online to be connected with a confidential advocate.
Schedule a non-urgent appointment with a CARE Advocate.
To speak with a confidential advocate immediately, please call our 24/7 CARE advocacy line at 805-893-4613. If you have an emergency or feel that you may be in immediate danger, please call 911.
If you have experienced a sexual assault within the last five days, call CARE at 805-893-4613 or navigate to the Medical section on our Advocacy Services page to learn about the time-sensitive option to seek a free, confidential forensic medical exam.