In addition to providing direct services for survivors, CARE is the interpersonal violence primary prevention and education resource on campus. Our efforts aim to intervene before violence occurs and (re)create a campus and society where it is no longer acceptable. In alignment with CARE values, we utilize relevant research and a survivor-centered approach to inform the education we provide. Additionally, CARE recognizes that interpersonal violence frequently intersects with other forms of oppression, creating different circumstances for different communities and identities, and thereby utilizes an intersectional framework to best serve the UC Santa Barbara community.

CARE staff provide educational workshops for student organizations, clubs and groups on a variety of topics as well as training for professional staff, student staff, and faculty. Use the form below to arrange a program facilitated by CARE staff.

Workshops requests require two weeks advance notice so that we may tailor our content to your group’s specific needs. Please see below for a description of each of our workshops and use the form at the bottom of the page to submit a workshop request.

Workshop Descriptions

CARE 101

What is CARE and what do we do on campus? In this workshop, we provide an in-depth overview of our services, how we advocate for individuals impacted by trauma, and the overarching issues of interpersonal violence at UC Santa Barbara.

Gaucho Green Dot: Preventing Violence Through Bystander Intervention

What would you do if you saw someone being harmed? In this workshop, participants will learn how to recognize potential signs of abuse or violence and gain skills to intervene as a bystander. We also address what stops us from helping and provide tools to overcome these barriers in a variety of scenarios.

Creating a Trauma-informed Campus (for University employees)

The goal of this workshop is to create a campus that understands and offers empathy to the survivor experience as well as to look at ways we all can bring an understanding of trauma into our daily work. This workshop discusses the influential role University staff members

Breaking Chains: Intersectionality and Interpersonal Violence

The identities we carry every day influence how we experience the world. In this workshop, we talk about how identity impacts experiences of trauma, the concept of intersectionality, and how to further support survivors who hold marginalized identities.

Spectrum: Interpersonal Violence within LGBTQ Communities

The goal of this workshop is to understand interpersonal violence within LGBTQ communities and the unique experiences of LGBTQ survivors. This workshop will explore the ways in which power and control are leveraged against LGBTQ survivors and the nuances of abuse within LGBTQ relationships that are often specific to one’s gender identity and/or sexuality.

#RelationshipGoals: Dynamics of Healthy Relationships

What are some of the things we look for in a relationship when we say #relationshipgoals? In this workshop, we talk about healthy relationships and what characteristics are critical for healthy, equitable and respectful relationships. We also discuss the everyday actions we can take in making healthy relationships the norm at UCSB.

Communicating Consent

Let’s talk about healthy sex! In this workshop, we discuss hooking up and how to communicate consent in easy, fun, and doable ways. We’ll also be talking about how we all play a role in creating a culture of consent within our communities.

Not Asking For It: Rape Culture and the Media

How many times have we heard the phrase ‘asking for it?’ In this workshop, we talk about rape culture, how it shows up in our daily lives, and how it affects those impacted by interpersonal violence. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the tools to create a culture that is free from violence and the victim-blaming attitudes and behaviors that normalize it.

Is that Love?: Social Media, Stalking, and Online Dating

How do we know if someone’s actions are cute or creepy? In this workshop, we talk about how our technology minimizes the issue of stalking, how to identify stalking behaviors, and how to help a friend impacted by it. We also discuss how we each play a part in creating a culture that does not tolerate stalking.