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K-State Today Student Edition

August 22, 2018

Center for Advocacy, Response and Education resource information

Submitted by Jessica Henault

The new academic year is upon us and the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, is here to support any member of the K-State community affected by sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment.

CARE's services and advocacy are confidential, free and voluntary. CARE survivor advocates are available to assist survivors in understanding and navigating university policies and procedures, while advocating for the academic success and personal wellness of survivors. CARE advocates are trained in the best trauma-informed practices and display empathy for every client they assist. The CARE office understands the importance of intersecting identities of K-State community members and challenges the campus community to join in advocating for positive social change while addressing the contextual influences and social patterns that contribute to interpersonal violence and other forms of oppression.

The CARE office provides free, interactive training for K-State students, faculty and staff members with topics designed to shed light on the realities of psychological, emotional, financial, physical, and sexual forms of violence. Additional educational training includes Wildcats Make a Pact, providing participants with the skills necessary to help them act safely when they see behavior that puts others at risk for violence, victimization, or perpetration. Participants will learn the tools to speak out against rape myths and sexist language, support skills for victims/survivors, and intervening in potentially violent situations.

The following Wildcats Make a Pact Trainings are available for the fall 2018 semester. Sign up online.

  • 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 4
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 6
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 17
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 19
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 2 
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 4
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 17
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 30
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 1
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 12
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 14
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 27
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 29 

Additional workshops CARE puts forward are The Reality of Sexual Violence, The Reality of Relationship Violence, and The Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education 101. If you would like someone from CARE to come to your residence hall, community or class to give a presentation, facilitate a discussion, or provide prevention education materials, visit k-state.edu/care/education and fill out the Workshop Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your anticipated scheduling.

The CARE office is a proud partner of K-State's Wellness Coalition and is in 206 Holton Hall on K-State's Manhattan campus. The CARE office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 785-532-6444 or ksucare@k-state.edu. The CARE Office has a 24-hour hotline, which students, faculty and staff can reach at 785-532-6444. Walk-ins are also welcome during normal business hours.