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CARE is fully operational, taking appointments and responding to emergencies. Click here for information about scheduling an appointment with a confidential advocate.

For urgent matters, confidential counselors are available 24/7 by calling (530) 752-3299.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month



History of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During the 1980s, on the heels of the sexual violence awareness movement that began in the 1970s, the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) brought national agencies together to determine the dates for a National Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Over time, this week turned into a month and in April 2001, the first national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was recognized. SAAM is a campaign meant to give institutions, agencies, communities, and individuals a chance to raise awareness, empower and support sexual assault survivors, and collaborate on prevention efforts.

Sexual assault is an umbrella term used to describe any unwanted sex act. 

To learn more about sexual assault, click this link

For more information on all events for 2022:
SAAM Cal 2022


CARE Hosted SAAM Events in 2022


Friday, April 1st
6-7:30 PM

Location: WRRC

Join the Women's Resources and Research Center and UCD CARE for a night out on the grass by Dutton Hall. 

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Survivors for Staff and Faculty

Monday, April 4th
12-1 PM

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join CARE to learn about trauma-informed best practices and support for LGBTQIA+ survivors of sexual violence. 

Registration Required:

Paint & Positivity

Tuesday, April 7th 
6-8 PM

Location: WRRC

Painting and Positivity Night with the WRRC & CARE.

Restorative Yoga

Wednesday, April 13th
4-5 PM

Location: SCC Multi-Purpose Room

Restorative Yoga is FREE.
No prior yoga experience is necessary.
Survivors of all genders are welcomed.
Restorative Yoga is open to UC Davis students, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

We are requiring registration in order to monitor capacity and mat availability. 

Registration Required:

Denim Day Awareness Event for Staff and Faculty

Wednesday, April 27th 
12-1 PM

Location: MU Garrison Room

Stop by anytime between 12-1 PM to learn about the history of Denim Day and how to engage with sexual violence prevention on campus. 

Be sure to wear your denim for photo opportunities! Light snacks provided. 

Take Back the Night

Thursday, April 28th 
7-8:30 PM

Location: SCC Multi-Purpose Room

Support Survivors - Raise Awareness - End Sexual Violence - Promote Action 

Take Back the Night is an annual event that aims to support survivors of sexual violence, raise awareness, and promote action within our community to end sexual and gender-based violence.
This year's theme is: In Full Bloom 🌻 In Full Bloom represents stages of growth and healing. The goal of this year's event is to empower survivors to name their experience for themselves, on their own terms and in their own language. We strive to create a safe and welcoming space for individuals, both survivors and aspiring allies to survivors, to be critical of the systems in which sexual violence is rooted, and call to the forefront the different ways in which sexual violence is experienced within different communities.

Interested in sharing your story or performing at TBTN 2022?