Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators (CARE)
The Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators are translators, interpreters, and connectors who serve as liaisons between the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and their peers at Harvard College.
Through strategic educational advocacy, outreach, and programming, CAREs work to create a campus culture free from the threat or experience of sexual violence for all people. They foster collaborative relationships with campus leaders and administrative offices to create safer, trauma-informed spaces for survivors and allies, plan culturally-competent health communication campaigns and programs to confront rape culture and raise awareness of campus climate, and conduct peer-to-peer training surrounding consent, healthy relationships, and gender equity.
They undergo 40 hours of training through a 12-week curriculum in the Spring and a three-day intensive in the Summer that focuses on intersectionality, primary prevention through a public health model, and meaningful student engagement.