Get Educated & Involved

Request a Workshop

University Health Center Peer Educators, Step UP! Educators, Outreach Peers, and staff members are highly skilled and thoroughly trained to provide FREE, unbiased, interactive workshops. Workshops are available to classrooms, student organizations, Greek organizations, residence halls, and departments, off-campus establishments*, and more!  

PLEASE NOTE:  Two weeks notice is required.

Request a Presentation

Workshop delivered by Peer Educators include: The C Word is Consent, Don’t Turn Red Flags Pink, Step UP!, and CARE 101 (Student Version). Workshops delivered by CARE staff include: Custom Workshops, and CARE 101 (Faculty/Staff Version).

*Bars, restaurants, and other off-campus establishments in the College Park area can request a Step UP! Bystander Intervention training for their staff members. Contact CARE via email if you’re interested in learning more about this custom presentation.

Request an Interview

CARE staff are available for interviews for media and class projects. Please send questions in writing to uhc-care-prevention@umd.edu. PLEASE NOTE:  At least two weeks notice is required. If your request needs to be processed sooner or involves photography/filming, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications.

Get Involved

Join a Peer Program

CARE offers 3 Peer Programs that current undergraduate students can take part in: Peer Advocacy, Peer Education, and Peer Outreach. Details about these programs and application information is located on our Peer Programs page.

Become a Violence Intervention Ambassador (VIA)

The VIA program is a 10 hour, 3 session training that will equip you with tools to recognize, respond to, and prevent power-based violence on our campus, and in our world. Completion of the VIA program will provide you with a VIA Certification, volunteer and leadership opportunities with CARE, unique continuing education opportunities and events, professional development, intervention skills and a community of students passionate about this issue. The training will cover topics including interpersonal and systemic violence, bystander intervention, supporting a survivor, social change, student activism, and self-care.

The VIA program trains a cohort of ambassadors once a semester. Applications open approximately a month and a half before the first training date. If you are interested in applying please sign up at go.umd.edu/viainterest to receive an email notification about the application opening and training dates.

Request a self-CARE Creative Space

selfCARE Creative Space is a group activity designed to explore power-based violence, healthy relationships, social wellness, and other topics through creative expression. These programs run for approximately 1.5 hours. During the first 30 minutes, participants will receive an overview of their requested topic from a CARE Team member. The remaining time is used for guided reflection on the topic through each participant’s artistic medium of choice, including opportunities to share and unpack their creations/process. Throughout the workshop, facilitators strive to create a safe environment where participants can ‘slow down’ and destress.

Community members can request a “Healthy Relationships & You” selfCARE Creative Space through our presentation request form. Additionally, the CARE Team can work with your group to host a customized program about a topic of your choice; past iterations of the program have included “Loving & Protecting Black Women” and “Queer Love & Relationships.”  For tailored programming requests, please note that CARE staff will contact you to ensure that we understand your request and discuss how we might best meet your needs.

Attend CARE in Conversation 

CARE in Conversation is a monthly lunch-time gathering for students, faculty, and staff to be in community with each other, while engaging in student-driven conversation on issues related to power based violence. Come connect with CARE and other interested students to shape power-based violence prevention dialogue on our campus. You’re welcome to eat lunch as we chat. All are welcome!


Dates & Times: CARE in Conversation occurs once a month on Tuesday from 12:30-2pm. Drop in as you are able. Fall 2021 location & schedule coming soon!

Follow CARE Online

Follow @CAREUMD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with what is happening in power-based violence prevention and response! View materials created by @CAREUMD on ISSUU, including a guide created for students, faculty, and staff at UMD titled Preventing & Responding to Power-Based Violence.

Subscribe to the Monthly CARE Newsletter

CARE's monthly e-newsletter highlights CARE's upcoming events, opportunities to become more involved with us, and power-based violence prevention efforts on UMD's campus. Subscribe today to keep up-to-date with our office at go.umd.edu/carenewsletter!

Attend an Event

View our events page here!

Available Workshops

Request a Presentation or Workshop

To request a presentation or workshop, please submit the online form below. Two weeks notice is required.


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