THE CARE CENTER
The University CARE Center assists and supports students' total development as individuals: physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. It attempts to provide the individuals' growth and aid them in coping more effectively with their academic excellence and technical competencies.
The Center offers a four-pronged thrust in its services offered to Students, Faculty and Staff of this institution. Dubbed as Guidance C.A.R.E. Program (Counseling, Assistance, Resources and Enrichment), these organized services/programs are basically designed to assist individuals in their search for truth and knowledge, acquisition of skills, and other human professionals. Furthermore, these services intend to complement and supplement their academic instruction and other learning and preparation they may have acquired outside of the classrooms.
The CARE program is an acronym for: Counseling, Assessment, Resources and Empowerment.
C - Counseling. The CARE Center aims to provide professional counseling assistance through teaching necessary skills, like problem-solving skills and social skills; encourage recognition and expression of emotions; provide support in times of need; teach responsibility; instill insight to help individuals make decisions; help individuals mobilize their inner and environmental resources in times of crises; and increase in them competence and "self-actualization".
A - Assessment. The CARE Center provides the students with the following assistance programs.
Testing- provides a comprehensive and integrated measurement of the person's general mental ability, aptitude, interest, personality patterns and traits. The student is made aware of his problem areas needs as well as areas of development based on a standard instruments. The data yield by the tests are useful in the diagnosis of academic failures, educational and vocational counseling for indicating directions and in determining alternative choices for solutions to problems encountered by the students.
Placement and follow-up - Assistance is approved to graduate through job placement; and On - the - Job Training (OJT) students, through linkages with the different agencies and establishments. Follow - up are made to maintain contact with the OJT students and bases for evaluation of the guidance program and school curriculum.
R - Resources. The CARE Center provides the following resources for the students.
Educational and Career Information - This includes assistance offered to students in developing desirable work and study habits as they strive to attain maximum results in accordance with their abilities and capacities. New students get acquainted with the college personnel, rules, facilities and services. Information on academic requirements, vocational and career planning community resources, personality and human development are also shared.
Individual Inventory - this is a continuous and cooperative gathering and systematic filing of various data about each student for individual self-analysis, individual evaluation, assistance in decision-making, self-understanding and self-direction.
E- Enhancement. The CARE Center's Enhancement Programs sponsor and facilitate Seminars, Workshops, Training, Retreats and Conference on various topics, issue and interest. Each College and Department is encouraged to avail of such programs and activities.
The CARE Group is a student - based peer counseling program spearheaded by the Guidance Center. It aims to maximize its counseling services affectivity by offering counseling services to students through their peers. Membership to the CARE Group is made through the recruitment and recommendation of each college Guidance Counselor Designates.
Members of the CARE Group will go through a series of training of Effective Counseling Skills. These students will then be utilized in every Guidance activity. Members of the said program, after successful completion of the training course and has proved to have active involvement, will receive a Certificate of Recognition for its valuable service to the college and the studentry.