CARE Presentations and Events

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CARE Peer Educator Presentations

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This peer-facilitated presentation offers the opportunity to critically examine the way that our society raises girls and boys differently. Analyzing today's mainstream media gives the opportunity to identify socially-created gender norms which often entice women to "act like a lady" and can trap men into the "real man box." Are these roles inevitable? How do they impact interpersonal relationships? This program helps to look at these questions in a more informed way.

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This is not your parents’ Family Feud! Come and see how well you know your UNCW classmates’ perspectives while having loads of fun and laughs at CARE’s Family Feud knock-off!  Using surveys of UNCW’s student body as guidance, we will explore some of the differences between male and female perspectives in relationships and examine how differently men and women are socialized, thanks to the media and our society. We will also review why these stereotypes can be damaging and have the potential to lead to unhealthy dynamics. 

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It's hard to communicate in a direct way about many topics in our lives, but for many people, nothing is harder to discuss candidly than SEX. Through a peer-led discussion about barriers to communication and passive and assertive interaction styles, we examine the elements of healthy sexuality. This program proposes to leave the audience with clear definitions of sexual assault and consent and tips for preventative communication. Consent is everyone's responsibility, and we'll help you to know what it means and how it is or is not present in realistic, everyday scenarios.



Ever had a friend come to you for help with a problem that you didn't know how to handle? Ever get tired of trying to help when nothing seems to change? Schedule our interactive workshop that explores the difficulties, frustrations, pitfalls, and (ultimately) the rewards that come from being a strong ally to a friend-in-need. We'll use personal stories, role-playing activities and (most of all) humor to discover how to be the best helper and still maintain your sanity. This program works as a great team-building activity. Available for Faculty and Staff as well as student groups

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Many of us sometimes encounter situations that just don't seem...well, right. Someone looks like they might be in trouble or needs some help in some way - many times, these situations involve our friends. Too often we don't do anything, thinking that someone else will take care of it, or concerned that we don't have the skills necessary to help. Our "Bystander Response-Ability" program was created to give students guidelines for recognizing problematic social situations and to show them that they likely already have the skills necessary to help in an emergency situation - all they have to do is step up. The tips we cover are useful for situations involving alcohol abuse, depression, relationship abuse, and sexual assault, to name a few.

CARE UNI Presentations

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Is it realistic to expect college students to heed warnings to avoid mixing alcohol and sex? What are some complicating factors in this type of message? This program is designed to explore the ubiquitous relationship that exists in the social media between drinking and sex. Current promotional media images will be used to get to the root of deeply embedded cultural issues that influence how we view this familiar relationship. A fun and interactive program that will change how you view advertising, alcohol and sex!

Walking the Walk


Walking the Walk is designed to allow participants to experience the issues and emotions survivors of interpersonal violence face each day. Participants will become the survivor and weave their way through the character's story and will learn about the difference responses survivors receive from family, friends, and community members. The purpose of this exercise is to give participants a better understanding of the true complexity of interpersonal violence and the lasting impact it has on the survivor and their loved ones.

Expect Respect


What can you expect in a healthy relationship? Expect Respect: Relationship Check uses real scenarios to help participants understand the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Oftentimes, a person may stay in an abusive relationship. We will explore the Power and Control Wheel and the Cycle of Violence to explain why a person may not leave. We will also discuss tangible ways to help a friend who is experiencing signs of an unhealthy relationship.


CARE Staff and Faculty Presentations

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Surveys show that over 13% of female university students have experienced stalking during the start of their school year. Of that 13%, a quarter of them had experienced stalking via the internet. With the growing popularity of internet social media sites such as Facebook and twitter, these are common avenues of stalking and abusive behaviors. This presentation offers insight into the minds of stalkers, defines the dynamics of stalking, and encourages safety measures - on the web and off. Learn how to keep yourself and your friends safe and what you can do if a person is stalking someone you care about.


CARE 101

Are you talking about sexual assault, relationship abuse, or stalking in your class?  Want to know what resources exist on campus and how students can access services?  This presentation is a great introduction to CARE services and UNCW policy and procedures around incidents of interpersonal violence.  The content of this presentation is easily adaptable to shorter time frames or to include tailored information to meet your class’ needs and interests.

Real Relationships


We all have many different types of relationships with other people, but there is no such thing as a "perfect" relationship. In this program we focus on how to recognize our own individual needs and how to communicate those needs to others. Clarification of "good relationship communication" is a major part of this program. We also touch upon relationship abuse, how to recognize it, and how to help a friend who is suffering from it.

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Do you know the difference between an unhealthy relationship and an abusive one? Abusive relationships don't always include more easily-recognizable physical violence. One of the most damaging elements of relationship abuse is the isolation that can be used both as a means of control and also as a barrier to leaving harmful situations. By educating the community on the dynamics of abusive relationships, we can break down the isolation and help take a stand against relationship abuse as a community issue, rather than a "private affair".

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One of four college women will be the victim of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during her college experience. Yet, over half of students whose experiences fit the definition of rape, are unable to label their experience as sexual assault and instead use survival skills such as denial, minimization, and even self-blame to avoid dealing with their emotions. Because there are such high occurrences of sexual assault and rape on college campuses, it is important for staff, faculty, and students to know what it is, how it impacts people, and what we can do to minimize the traumatic aftermath.