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Sexual Violence Prevention

Sexual Violence Prevention

Is defined as the act or practice of stopping something bad (sexual violence) from happening : the act of preventing something (sexual violence)

Prairie State College is committed to creating a safe environment for our students. Along with providing educational materials on sexual assault and domestic violence, students are also able to attend programs and events held throughout the year.

Domestic Violence              

Is defined as inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another; also :  a repeated or habitual pattern of such behavior

Local Domestic Violence Agencies:

South Suburban Family Shelter
www.ssfs1.org
1-708-335-3028 (24-Hour Crisis Hotline)

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
www.crisisctr.org
1-708-429-SAFE (7233) (24-Hour Crisis Hotline)

Online Domestic Violence Resources:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.thehotline.org
1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)  (24-Hour Hotline)
Twitter: @ndvh

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.ncadv.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) (24-Hour Crisis Hotline)

Sexual Assault

Is defined as illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority

Online Sexual Assault Resources:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
www.rainn.org
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) (24-Hour Hotline)

Best Colleges (Sexual Assault)
www.bestcolleges.com/resources/preventing-sexual-assault

Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Sexual Violence Prevention eCheckup To Go (electronic Check-Up to Go) is an interactive web survey that allows Prairie State College students to learn information related to sexual violence. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
The Sexual Violence eCheckup To Go is a brief self-assessment that will provide you with accurate and detailed information:

  • To describe and remind you of the many things you, your friends and colleagues can do to help stop sexual violence on our campus and in our community.
  • To reinforce and expand the ways you can take action to minimize your chance of being impacted by sexual assault.

*You will not be asked, at any time, to enter your name or any other identifying information.*
All the information you enter is completely anonymous and will only be able to be viewed by you. Information you provide will not affect your standing at this university.

Definitions retrieved from Merriam Webster Online: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Resources

Finanical Help for Women in Abusive Relationships

A web of crisscrossing factors can trap women in abusive relationships. Economic dependence often is a powerful barrier to escape: if she leaves, how will she provide for herself and her children? The prospect of pursuing an education or employment while navigating a treacherous transition is daunting – if not overwhelming.

That’s why many social service agencies take a holistic approach to helping women get out of dangerous relationships and living situations. Many successful programs blend job skills, economic education, counseling, and practical help for everyday living to provide a complete context for building a new life. Supported by foundations, faith organizations and community groups, these agencies and services often offer financial help for lifesaving transitions.

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