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CARE Peer Education Program

Program Overview

The CARE Peer Education Program is a student volunteer group under the direction of CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center. The mission of the CARE Peer Education Program is to raise awareness throughout the UC San Diego community about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. CARE Peer Educators will assist with outreach through tabling and events, while also promoting activities and attitudes that will contribute to ending violence. 

 

CARE peer educators

 

The CARE Peer Education program supports the prevention education efforts of CARE at SARC throughout the year and will focus on the following topics:

  • Consent and healthy communication
  •  Healthy relationships and red flags
  •  Bystander intervention and the IDEAS model
  •  How to support survivors
  •  On-campus and off-campus resources

Peer education will be delivered across campus to various groups, including, but not limited to: various student organizations, the campus community centers, Greek fraternities and sororities, etc. Peer educators must understand and demonstrate their commitment to the department's Positive, Inclusive, and Empowering (PIE) programming philosophy.

Program Requirements

Students that are selected as a CARE Peer Educator are required to commit their full participation during the academic year. Participation requires a minimum of 25 hours per quarter, which includes:

  • Attendance at weekly trainings (Winter Quarter 2019 - Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • Attendance at weekly meetings (Spring Quarter 2020 - Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.)
  • Attendance at our winter quarter retreat (Saturday, January 25, 2020 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • At least two 1:1 supervision meetings per quarter with the Peer Education Coordinator

Why Become a CARE Peer Educator?

  • Training delivered by subject matter experts
  • Practical experience in educational programming and prevention
  • Knowledge and skills valued by top graduate programsCCR approved badge
  • Networking and professional relationship-building
  • Leadership and public speaking skills
  • Opportunities to help others and change campus culture
  • Individualized advising and mentorship
  • Personal growth and empowerment
  • Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Validation

Interested in joining?

We are no longer accepting applications for the CARE Peer Education Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

For questions and inquiries regarding the CARE Peer Education Program, contact Heejeong Kim, Program Assistant & Peer Education Coordinator, at hok002@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-5793.