CARE Survivor Healing Programs

Your contribution will provide holistic healing and community building programming for survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking on campus.

CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) at UCSC was established as an independent office in 2015 in order to support students, staff, and faculty impacted by sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. We seek to create a culture of consent and respect on campus, empower survivors, and dismantle norms of violence and oppression. We use a trauma-informed, empowerment approach that places high importance on understanding and responding to the diverse and intersectional needs of survivors.

This past year and a half has been extraordinarily difficult and isolating for many members of our community. As we head into the 2021-2022 academic year, UCSC is looking forward to  reconnecting, building community, promoting a sense of belonging, and building resilience. The campus survivors with whom we work have expressed a desire to reintegrate into university life and continue their healing process. CARE aims to offer a variety of survivor-centered programs that will create opportunities to connect and explore healing in diverse ways.

What is “alternative” or “holistic” healing?
Traditional approaches to supporting survivors of interpersonal violence include crisis intervention, counseling, and talk-therapy, and support groups. These critical services for survivors are currently offered at UCSC through both CARE and CAPS. Yet while these opportunities are important for many survivors, we know they may not be relevant for everyone. Survivors in our community have asked for and participated in healing programming such as writing workshops, arts and crafts projects, and trauma-informed yoga. CARE knows that - with your support - we can expand access to healing opportunities that complement these more traditional talk-based spaces.

Holistic healing and community building opportunities encourage us to think beyond verbal support and processing. The healing process can include recognizing the link between mind, body and spirit, and finding connection with others through what can be a very isolating experience. This may include practices that are cultural, experiential, creative, or somatic. Trauma affects survivors in many different ways, and we want to provide many different paths for healing.Being able to connect with and gain support from one another, knowing you are not alone, and having a sense of belonging can be a critical component of healing from trauma. At CARE, we want to make UCSC a place where all survivors are supported and believed.
 
CARE already has had success with implementing some alternative healing programs, but we have not had the resources to sustain these for our community. Previous programs have included trauma-informed Yoga as Healing, a writing workshop, a community cross-stitch project, and plant therapy. Additionally, student feedback has demonstrated interest in more community-building spaces
for survivors.

Examples of what we can do with this fund:

  • Yoga as Healing ($1200/quarter)
  • Sound Healing Workshop ($600)
  • Writing for Healing ($800)
  • Forest Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Horticulture and Healing


Your donation will support holistic access to health, wellbeing, and community building by growing our fund for Survivor Healing Programs!


*Actual programming will be determined by survivor interest, funding raised, and staff capacity.


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