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In order for students to reach their maximum potential, we must support students with opportunities to discover a personal connection with wellness as they navigate their college experience and their identity development. Unfortunately, issues like substance misuse and abuse, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancy, sexual violence, stalking, stress and strains on mental health can significantly shift the trajectory of a student's life as well as impact their academic aptitude.
The CARE to Stop Violence and the Health Promotion and Wellness Services units at the University Health Center empower students with resources and opportunities so they can reach their maximum potential.
The Health Promotion and Wellness Services unit at the University of Maryland Health Center aims to promote the holistic wellbeing of students through comprehensive and collaborative programming, peer education, sharing of accurate and relevant health information and resources, and providing empathic wellness consultations and coaching for the campus community. We recognize that how we think about wellness is affected by our culture and our life experiences. We strive to support inclusive, accessible, and diverse health and wellness opportunities. Our dynamic services are provided to empower students to develop a strong foundation to optimize their capacity to learn, reach their potential, enhance resiliency, and achieve their goals throughout their academic career and beyond.
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (CARE) to Stop Violence provides free, confidential advocacy and therapy services to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment, while simultaneously empowering the campus community to prevent violence through educational presentations, events, and outreach activities.