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CARE team members are highly skilled and thoroughly trained to provide FREE programming for members of the campus community. 

Request a Workshop

CARE Peer Educators, Step UP! Educators, and staff members lead interactive educational workshops. These workshops are available to classrooms, student organizations, Greek organizations, residence halls, and departments, off-campus establishments*, and more.

Workshops delivered by Peer Educators include: The C Word is Consent, Don’t Turn Red Flags Pink, and Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training. CARE staff can provide these workshops as well as custom workshops. The duration of each workshop ranges from 50 minutes to one hour.

  • The C Word is Consent: This workshop deconstructs common rape myths and establishes a comprehensive understanding of consent, coercion, and victim-blaming. 

  • Don’t Turn Red Flags Pink: Audience members learn to define relationship violence, identify elements of power and control, and understand the cycle of violence. Attendees will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to support loved ones that are impacted by relationship violence. 

  • Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training: Step UP! empowers audience members with the awareness skills and tools to help prevent harmful situations from occurring or escalating on our campus.

PLEASE NOTE: Two weeks notice is required for listed workshops and three weeks notice is required for custom workshop requests

*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 at if you’re interested in learning more about this custom workshop.

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Request a Presentation

CARE Outreach Peers can provide CARE 101 presentations for the campus community. CARE staff members are also available to present CARE 101, as well as How to Help a Survivor

  • CARE 101: This presentation covers the role and purpose of CARE, the definition of power-based violence, confidential versus non-confidential resources, and how to contact our office. CARE 101 presentations can last either 15 or 30 minutes. 30 minute presentations include an overview of the best practices for responding to a survivor's disclosure of power-based violence.
  • How to Help a Survivor: This 45 minute presentation covers how disclosures of power-based violence may present, strategies for responding to a disclosure, and more in depth information about various forms of power-based violence. 

PLEASE NOTE: Two weeks notice is required for listed presentations and three weeks notice is required for custom presentation requests

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Three weeks notice is required for self-CARE Creative Space requests.

Request a CARE in Conversation Dialogue

CARE in Conversation is a monthly lunch-time gathering for campus members to be in community with each other, while engaging in student-driven conversation on issues related to power-based violence.  To see our scheduled CARE in Conversation programming visit our Events page. We are now excited to offer custom CARE in Conversation Dialogues for your student group or organization. Programming dialogues include topics such as, "Healthy Relationships" and "How to Care for Survivors and Ourselves". PLEASE NOTE: Custom dialogues require three weeks notice.

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Request an Interview

CARE staff are available for interviews for media and class projects. Please send questions in writing to 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.

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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, 4 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, bystander 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 for the spring 2024 training on February 8th. If you are interested in applying please sign up at by February 28th.

Spring 2024 Training Dates (Location University Health Center)

  • Session 1: March 1, 1-4:30pm
  • Session 2: March 5, 5-7pm
  • Session 3: March 25, 5-7pm
  • Session 4: March 29, 1-4:30pm

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 CARE Newsletter

CARE's 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!

Attend an Event

View our upcoming special events, including Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, here!

Donate to the Victim's Assistance Fund

The Victim's Assistance Fund (VAF) is used to reduce costs survivors incurred because of the incident(s). Forms of assistance of have included: medical care, transportation, housing and more. Donate at

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To request a presentation, workshop, or programming please submit the online form below.

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