Title IX – Prevention, Education, & Reporting
If you overhear what might be a domestic violence incident, call 911.
You could save a life.
Did you Know?
Statistically, you know several victims of domestic violence. It affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men.
Over 3 million children every year are exposed to domestic violence.
Children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to suffer long term health problems.
Domestic violence costs over $5.8 billion each year.
Domestic violence knows no boundaries.
Women aged 20–24 are at greater risk of becoming domestic violence victims.
If a student reports that he/she has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, the student has options on how to proceed. The most important thing is that the student 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.
- Get support. 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 obtain initial support and to learn more about options. Some options for help include the CMC Counselors, CMC Psychological Services, and the CMC Associate Dean of Student Success and Equity.
|What Would the Student Like to Do?||Contact||Number|
|Report a title IX incident||Jane Abell, Title IX Coordinator||760-366-3791 ext. 5280|
|Make an appointment to talk to a campus counselor||CMC Counseling Services||760-366-3791 ext. 4232|
|Talk to an off-campus crisis counseling resource||Morongo Basin Unity Home (24 hours)||(760) 366-9663|
|One Stop TAY Center (16-25 years old)||(760) 853-4888|
|New Horizons||(760) 369-0294|
|Bureau of Victims Services||(760) 366-5740|
|Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services||(760) 369-3353|
|National Sexual Assault Hotline-Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 24-hour hotline||(800) 656-HOPE (4673)|
|Hi-Desert Behavioral Health Services
57407 29 Palms Hwy, Ste. F, Yucca Valley
|Crisis Walk-in Center
7203 Demosa Ave. #2, Yucca Valley
|File a Police Report||Off Campus||911 or (760) 366-3781|
|File a Report: The incident involved a CMC Student||CMC Campus Security||(760) 366-3791 ext. 5325|
|File a Report: The incident involved a CMC Employee||Human Resources||(760) 366-3791 ext. 5267|
Help end domestic violence in your community. https://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/
Help eradicate domestic violence from our communities by speaking out during domestic violence awareness month. Get the facts: FACT SHEET
Celebrities are standing up to say NOMORE to domestic violence: https://nomore.org/public-service-announcements/
Domestic violence in one home hurts the entire community. Spread awareness & help victims heal with these resources: https://calvcp.ca.gov/dvam/resources.aspx
Is it abuse? Find domestic violence warning signs & call or text @loveisrespect for support at any time! https://www.loveisrespect.org
Children may try to intervene to stop domestic violence, putting them at risk of injury or death. Domestic violence awareness month facts:
1 in 3 female homicide victims was murdered by her current or former partner. Get the facts on domestic violence FACT SHEET
1 in 4 women experiences domestic violence. You probably know someone who could use help. Share these resources for victims:
Jeanne Clery Act https://www.cmccd.edu/Jeanne-Clery-Act