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SARC Outreach and Education

Learn about the various presentations, workshops, and trainings offered by UCSD's Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE; formerly known as SARC).

Any program can be tailored to meet the needs of your specific group or organization. Contact CARE/SARC at (858) 534-5793 to request one of the following programs for students or staff:

For students:

Cute or Creepy: Where's the L.I.N.E.?

Do you think 100 text messages in 1 hour is cute or creepy? What does your answer say about your views on healthy relationships? We'll talk about red flags and healthy behaviors in a relationship. This program for coed groups gives some clarity on what makes a healthy relationship. (45 minute - 1 hour workshop)

Who's Checking You In/Out?

Twitter. Tumblr. Facebook. Google. There are so many ways to stay connected, but sometimes it's hard to tell who is checking up on you... This program offers tips about online safety, privacy settings, texting/sexting, social networks, and how to protect personal information. (45 minute - 1 hour workshop)

Every Little BIT Counts

You ever see something and want to say something? Do you want to know how to successfully intervene when something is wrong? This program teaches the UCSD Bystander Intervention Techniques (BIT) Model that offers skills and strategies for individuals who want to learn how to step in when something just doesn't feel right.

  • Presentation (15-20 minutes) is an introduction and overview to the BIT model
  • Workshop (45 minutes - 1 hour) incorporates facts/statistics as well as introductory skill-building activities.
  • Training (2 hours) includes in-depth information about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, as well as comprehensive skill-building activities and strategies for implementation

How to Help a Friend

Do you know a friend or family member who has been a victim of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking? This program offers some insights on how you can offer them support and resources as well as take care of yourself. Identifying information of victims/survivors will not be discussed. (10-30 minute presentation)

Going the Distance: Long Distance Relationships- SARC & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Being away from the one you love can be a difficult adjustment. This program offers strategies on how to improve communication and maintain trust in order to sustain a healthy long-distance relationship. (45 minute - 1 hour workshop).

Dirty Talk: Making Consent Fun!

Think consent is boring? Well, we've got news for you. Consent is not only necessary, but also foreplay. This is an interactive workshop that focuses on communication and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask for it. (45 minute - 1 hour workshop)

Party Time, Party Wise!

What can you do before a party, during a party, and after a party to make sure that you and your friends have a good time? This program is interactive while teaching some important strategies on making sure everyone gets home safe after a party. (45 minute - 1 hour workshop)

Prioritizing Your Partner

Keeping your relationship a priority while staying focused in school isn't always easy. Join us for this interactive program and we'll discuss the building blocks of a solid relationship and strategies for prioritizing your partner. Great for graduate and professional students! (45 minute - 1 hour workshop)

Safety/Sexual Jeopardy - SARC & Student Health

Learn important safety and health information in a fun and innovative way. This program not only discusses sexual health but also general safety tips. Great for coed groups and works best with at least 10 participants. (1 hour workshop)

SARC Services

Are you interested in learning more about SARC? This presentation is a comprehensive summary of the educational outreach and support services provided by SARC advocates to students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. (10-15 minute presentation)

For faculty and staff:

Clery Act and Crime Reporting

The Jeanne S. Clery Report is a federally mandated report that the University is responsible for distributing every year. It informs the community about crime statistics, reporting a crime, emergency services as well as a wealth of valuable information. This training explains your role as a staff member in relation to this report. This is ideal for your department/staff meetings. (30 minute presentation)

Every Little BIT Counts

Are you one of our colleagues who wants to help educate our students about these issues? The program can provide you with new skills and strategies to intervene in everyday life situations.

  • Presentation (15-20 minutes) is an introduction and overview of the BIT model
  • Workshop (1 hour) incorporates facts/statistics as well as introductory skill-building activities
  • Staff Training (3 hours) also covers how to incorporate/customize BIT programs with the particular organization/departments that you work with. Offered once per year. Contact sarc@ucsd.edu to be added to the interest list.

How to Refer a Student to SARC

If your department works closely with UCSD students, this workshop provides an overview on how to respond to students in crisis and how to assist them in seeking services from SARC. It will also address how to respond in a timely fashion and ensure that the students’ rights and privacy are respected. Finally, we will provide information on staff and faculty reporting obligations in relation to the Clery Act. We will also review campus policies and procedures related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

  • Presentation (30 minutes) includes an overview of SARC services and offers strategies for supporting a student
  • Training (1 hour) also incorporates case scenarios and role play

Managing Disruptive Behavior - SARC and UCSD Police

Learning how to handle difficult people in a respectful yet assertive way is a valuable skill for anyone to know. This program introduces basic skills that can be applied in most situations when you are dealing with disruptive individuals. We also cover how to be a good witness and when to call the police. (45 minute presentation)

Safety and the UCSD Community

This is one of our most popular presentations and works well with staff, large groups, and parents who visit during Orientation. We cover general campus safety information such as crime statistics, safety tips, and the emergency notification system. This presentation can be tailored to the needs of your group. (30 minute presentation)

For more information:

Contact the Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE; formerly known as SARC), (858) 534-5793.

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Interested in requesting a program? Complete our online program request form.

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Jan. 1, 2015

Due to the call to action by UC President Janet Napolitano to have a system-wide consistent model for the prevention and response to sexual violence, SARC has changed its name to CARE. See Chancellor Khosla’s announcement for details.