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Dr. Rebecca Caldwell, Director of Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention

Rebecca Caldwell assists in the day to day operation of CARE and acts as Project Director of UNCW CARE's Department of Justice grant project, "Every Stand Matters."

Rebecca is also the Director of CROSSROADS, UNCW's Substance Abuse Prevention & Education Program.


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Jen Adler, Associate Director

Jen Adler has worked in the field of relationship abuse and sexual violence for over fifteen years. She has a masters degree in Community Counseling and specializes in the psychological impact of interpersonal trauma on people’s lives. Jen oversees the violence prevention program, including the men’s One-in-Four peer education program and the CARE Peers program, as well as coordinating all crisis response and case management for victims and their loved ones following an assault, abuse, stalking or harassment incident.


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Katie Vance, Victim Advocate

Katie Vance is the Victim Advocate for CARE. Her position supports individuals from the UNCW community who have experienced the following: Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Dating & Domestic Abuse. She also provides direct services on an on-call basis that includes, but is not limited to the following: crisis intervention, court advocacy, information & referrals, and educational presentations on violence and prevention.

910-962-2273 or the after-hours emergency number 910-512-4821

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Assistant Director for Violence Prevention

Adam Hall is the Assistant Director for Violence Prevention for CARE. His position is funded through a Department of Justice Campus grant to help reduce violence on campuses. His position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of violence prevention programming on the UNCW campus. Adam is also responsible for the promotion of the My Stand Mentor training program that serves to develop social agents of change to make our campuses safer through bystander intervention training and improving healthy relationship dynamics. Adam is also the co-coordinator of the Men's Summit that takes place in the Fall semester.


Natalie Bain



Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator

Natalie Bain is the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator for CARE. Her position is a consolidation and evolution of the services that CARE office offers to students, faculty, and staff, plus a response to increased service utilization and program requests in this area. Her position also coordinates programs to help all students get involved in violence prevention on campus. Natalie acts as the Supervisor of the CARE peer education program as well as is the co-coordinator to the UNCW Men’s Summit which takes place in the Fall semester.


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Lauren Rivenbark, Case Manager

Lauren Rivenbark has worked within the field of interpersonal violence for nearly ten years, and has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)/clinician with a specialization in trauma treatment for nearly five years. Her position provides therapy services to students who have experience, past or present, with sexual violence and/or relationship violence. Lauren also assists with advocacy and crisis response for students and their friends, family, and loved ones who seek services from the CARE office. In addition to working with students through CARE, Lauren provides therapy services and support groups for students involved with Crossroads: Substance Abuse Prevention & Education Program, as well as the UNCW Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC Hawks).


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Isis Arrieta-Dennis, Administrative Associate

Isis Arrieta-Dennis assists the staff of CARE in daily operations and greets students and others in person and by phone.

910-962-CARE (2273)


Administrative Associate

Assists the staff of CARE/CROSSROADS in daily operations and greets students and others in person and by phone.











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The CARE office is located on the second floor of DePaolo Hall, across from the Student Health Center.


CARE can be reached by phone at 962- CARE.


In the case of crisis after hours, an on-call advocate from CARE is available by calling 910-512-4821.


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