--Welcome & Description--
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During each week of October, the CGE will be exploring a different topic related to domestic violence. These weekly topics will lead up to a virtual Healthy Relationships workshop on October 28th hosted by PACE.
For more information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 is having a large impact on all areas of life right now. To learn more about how COVID-19 is affecting survivors of domestic violence, you can read through Domestic Violence During COVID-19 presentation here.
Content Warning: This presentation contains discussion of physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, abuse
Domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence, impacts many diverse relationship structures, sexualities, and gender identities. To learn more about how DV & IPV can uniquely affect members of the LGBTQ+ community, you can read through Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community here.
Content Warning: This presentation contains discussion of physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, abuse, homophobia, transphobia
Come back on October 21st to learn more!
Come back on October 28th to learn more!
PLU Gender-Based Violence Advocate
Nicole Jordan, PLU’s Gender-Based Violence Advocate is a trained professional who can help explain your options, connect you to other resources, and assist you in making a formal report should you decide to do so.
What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
(1) “Domestic violence” means: (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; (b) sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (c) stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one family or household member by another family or household member.
-Washington State Legislature, RCW 26.50.010
While PLU does not have a stand-alone policy for IPV, there do exist policies on sexual misconduct and violence prevention. Please visit PLU Student Rights and Responsibilities webpage for more information. The sections pertaining to Sexual Misconduct and Violence Prevention are particularly relevant.
PLU will uphold the Washington state policies and laws around the issue of IPV in order to protect its students and preserve their individual rights.
Intimate Partner Violence
Center for Disease Control – The Center for Disease Control is a website that provides information and resources on intimate partner violence.
IPV Fact Sheet – The IPV Face Sheet provides information on how to recognize and respond to intimate partner violence.
Healthy Relationship Checklist – The Healthy Relationship Checklist lists the signs of a healthy relationship.
Power and Control Wheel – The Power and Control Wheel can help individuals identify patterns of abusive and violent behavior in relationships.