CARE Upcoming Events & Menu of Presentations

Two students at a CARE event holding a sign they made that says "Love shouldn't hurt"



Thursday, April 21 2022 
7:00-9:00pm / Clocktower Lounge, FUU 2000


Wednesday, April 27 2022 (All day)

A graphic of a microphone with the words "Let your voice be heard" and "Speak Out"

Speak Out is an annual event where survivors and loved ones are invited to share their personal stories via spoken word, art, or poetry in a supportive environment.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The CARE office invites all UNCW students, faculty and staff to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 27 in recognition of Denim Day 2022. Denim Day is a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault, to show support for sexual assault survivors, and to take a stand against sexual violence.

Denim Day began in 1998 following an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the 18-year old victim had been wearing very tight jeans. The justices reasoned that the 45-year-old defendant could not have removed the jeans by himself, so the victim must have given assistance and, thus, consent. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become an international symbol of protest about common misconceptions about rape victims.

The CARE office has stickers available in DePaolo Hall 2105 to help spread the word!

        PEER EDUCATOR-LED PRESENTATIONS  Safe Zone Ally: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex


Love Me Tinder examines various dating apps that are commonly used by college students today. This interactive and engaging presentation will explore how students can navigate these apps and new relationships in a healthy and safe manner. Students will be able to identify red flags of fraudulent profiles and abusive behaviors as well as how to report users within various dating apps. In addition, if students do match with someone that they like, the presenters will explore ways that matches can meet up safely to enhance opportunities for online dating success.

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Many of us sometimes encounter situations that just doesn't seem...well, right. Someone looks like they might be in trouble or needs 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. This program will give students guidelines for recognizing problematic 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 to be an upstander!

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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. This presentation discusses barriers to communication, different types of interaction styles and how that impacts healthy sexuality. Students will leave the presentation with clear definitions of sexual assault and consent and tips about healthy communication. Consent is everyone’s responsibility, and together we can help ensure consent is always present.

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What can you expect in a healthy relationship? Expect Respect uses real life scenarios to help participants understand the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. We will explore the Power and Control Wheel and the Cycle of Violence to explain why someone may stay in an unhealthy situation. We will also discuss tangible ways to help a friend who is experiencing signs of an unhealthy relationship.

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Ever had a friend come to you for help with a problem that you didn’t know how to handle? Ever wish you knew exactly the right way to respond? This workshop 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 and interactive activities to discover how to be the best helper you can be.

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This is not your parents’ Family Feud! Come and see how well students know their UNCW classmates’ perspectives while having loads of fun and laughs at CARE’s Family Feud knock-off! Using survey results from UNCW’s student body as guidance, we will explore definitions of interpersonal violence and consent, available resources for help as well as how to help a friend in need.

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This program is designed to explore the ubiquitous relationship that exists in media between alcohol and sex. Current advertising images will be used to explore deeply embedded cultural messages that influence how we view this familiar relationship. A fun and interactive program that will change how you view advertising, alcohol and sex! In addition, students will leave the presentation with clear definitions of consent and sexual assault.

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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.

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Walking the Walk is designed to allow participants to experience the choices and experiences survivors of interpersonal violence face in the aftermath of abuse or assault. Participants will become the survivor and navigate through a story and will experience the different responses survivors receive from loved ones and resources.  The purpose of this exercise is to give participants a better understanding of the true complexity of responding to interpersonal violence and the lasting impact it can have on the survivor and their loved ones.

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Individuals between 18-24 are twice as likely to experience stalking than the general population. Those in that age group, and in college, are less likely to report. This could be because they are unable to identify signs of stalking. With the popularity of social media sites such as Instagram and Snapchat, there are common avenues of stalking and abusive behaviors. This presentation offers insight into the minds of stalkers, explores 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 someone you care about is experiencing stalking.

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Statistics tell us that one in four young women will experience a sexual assault and 43% of females that date will experience an abusive romantic relationship during their time in college. While statistics of male victimization is lower, we know that it happens to them, as well. Many students can’t identify what has happened to them but they recognize the impact on their lives. This presentation is a deep-dive into the dynamics of interpersonal violence and the impact it can have on those who experience it.  Please specify which topic you are requesting for this presentation:  sexual assault or relationship abuse. This presentation requires a strong trigger warning and is meant for mature audiences.

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In January of 2019, Netflix released a series called YOU. The show follows your average Joe who becomes obsessed with a girl in town, Beck. Its Not Me, Its “YOU” uses segments from the show’s pilot to facilitate a discussion about red flags of stalking behaviors and unhealthy relationships. The interactive activity and discussion points address myths and realities related to stalking and stalkers, social media’s influence on relationships as well as stalking prevention and technology safety tips for college student populations. 

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BYOB! Bring Your Own Bae-goals! In this fun and interactive program, residents will discuss their ideal relationships, whether their bae is romantic or platonic. Residents will learn how they give and receive love as well as identifying if their bae is a good fit for them!

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Everyone loves a good movie or TV show! At CARE, we enjoy using them as a platform for discussing healthy and unhealthy behaviors and relationship dynamics.  Participants in this program will receive red flags to help identify any time something causes them concern about the characters’ behaviors. Movies such as Frozen, Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, and shows like The Office, Game of Thrones, and 13 Reasons Why are great entertainment and avenues of discussion.  Pick the show, we’ll bring the flags!

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Relationships come in all shapes and sizes and what we envision of romantic relationships can look very different for today’s student. But that doesn’t mean students should have to sacrifice their boundaries!  Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time is a fun and engaging program that explores how students can still have healthy relationships and good boundaries, even when they are involved with “situationships” versus the traditional well-defined, long standing, committed romantic relationships.

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Want to switch things up or have your own ideas?  The CARE Peer Educators would love to meet with you to create a new program or tailor any of our other  programs specific to the needs of your residents.

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