If a student reports that he or she has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, that person has options about how to proceed.  The most important thing is that the individual is safe and is not in imminent danger.

 

If a Student is in Distress: 

  •  ​ Listen non-judgmentally. Accept the experience as the student describes it. Articulate clearly that you believe the student and you want to provide support in any way that you can.
  •  Validate the student’s feelings
  •  Assure the student that it is not their fault. Self-blame is common among victims of sexual violence.
  •  Do not make judgmental comments. Do not comment on what could have been done differently or make statements that imply that the student could have avoided the harassment or assault
  • Be sympathetic. However, do not let your own emotions get in the way of supporting the student.
  • Discuss options. Show them the sexual harassment policy and give them the brochure on sexual misconduct.
  • Get support for yourself. Do not hesitate to seek advice from individuals who are in a position to help. It is not necessary to give names or details of the incident to get initial support and to learn more about options. Some options for help include the Employee Assistance Program MHN, 800-322-9707, and the LACCD Title IX Coordinator, Cristy Passman, extension 2267.

RESOURCES

Talk to someone confidentially

 Community Resources

  • LACCD Sheriff’s Department
  • Emergency - 911
  • L.A. Rape and Battering Hotline 310-392-8381
  • LA County Info Line (dial 211 or www.healthycity.org)
  • Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children 310-264-6644 (Crisis Hotline)

Counseling Services

  • Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: 877-727-4747

LBGTQ Counseling

  • The Center (Los Angeles): 323-993-7400
  • Trevor Project (Hotline): 1-866-488-7386

Online Resources 

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233, 800-787-3224 (TTY)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

211 Los Angeles County

  • Information and Referral, 526 W Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA 90067, 211 or www.211la.org

Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers

  • 520 Lafayette Park Place, Ste 300, Los Angeles, CA 90057, (213) 252-2100 or www.apctc.org/

Child Abuse Hotline

  • Los Angeles County Department of Children Services, (800) 540-4000
  • L.A. Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007, (323) 766-2345 or www.lachild.org/

Child and Family Services - Pathways

  • (Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, Silver Lake, Beverly Hills), 3550 W. 6th Street Ste 500, Los Angeles, CA 90020, (213) 427-2700 or www.pathwaysla.org/

Connections for Children 

Crystal Stairs, Inc.

  • Child Care Resource and Referral Service, 650 West Adams Blvd. Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90007, (323) 299-0199 or www.crystalstairs.org

Disability Services