Employee Tool Kit

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.  Please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Susan Hardie at 909-652-6531 or via email at susan.hardie@chaffey.edu.

 

RESOURCES

Chaffey College Campus Police
909-652-6911
If you are on campus


Emergency
911
If you are off campus

San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services
909-885-8884
https://www.sbsas.org/
For 24 hours assistance for sexual assault and domestic violence

 
Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
951-686-7273
https://rarcc.org/
For 24 hours assistance for sexual assault and domestic violence

 
House of Ruth
877-988-5559
https://houseofruthinc.org/
Assistance for individuals/families victimized by domestic violence


DomesticShelters.org

https://www.domesticshelters.org/
Website locator for domestic violence shelters

 

Safe Horizon (Stalking Hotline)
800-621-4673
https://www.safehorizon.org/get-help/stalking/
Stalking Hotline

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
800-656-4673
https://centers.rainn.org/
National Hotline

 
Haven Hills
818-887-6589
https://havenhills.org/en/services/
Support to victims of domestic violence; shelter, crisis intervention, counseling and more for Los Angeles county

 
LA Gay & Lesbian Center
323-860-5806
https://lalgbtcenter.org/
Stop partner abuse

 

Center for the Pacific Asian Family
800-334-3940
https://nurturingchange.org/
Domestic violence and domestic assault resources