What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?

Historically called “domestic violence”, “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former intimate partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples.

Violence by an intimate partner is linked to both immediate and long-term health, social, and economic consequences. Factors at all levels- individual, relationship, community, and societal, contribute to intimate partner violence. Preventing intimate partner violence requires reaching a clear understanding of those factors, coordinating resources, and fostering and initiating change in individuals, families, and society.

-National Institute of Justice

Center for Disease Control – The Center for Disease Control is a website that provides information and resources on intimate partner violence.

Domestic Violence Fact Sheet – The Domestic Violence Face Sheet provides information about the prevalence of domestic violence and the effects it can have on victims and survivors.

10 Healthy Signs and 10 Unhealthy Signs – 10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship and 10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship from the One Love Foundation give aspects of a relationship to strive for and to shift away from.

Power and Control Wheel – The Power and Control Wheel can help individuals identify patterns of abusive and violent behavior in relationships.

PLU Policy and IPV

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.

The CGE’s Advocacy Services*  is a confidential resource that provides support for victims of sexual assault, including obtaining a Protection Order, learning how to increase their safety, and connecting with additional forms of support.

Other Campus Resources:

Health Center * 253-535-7337
Counseling Center * 253-535-7206
Campus Safety 253-535-7441
Campus Ministry * 253-535-7464
Residential Life 253-535-7200
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities 253-535-7195

* Confidential resource

Victim's Advocate at PLU

Magdalena Stickel

Magdalena Stickel, PLU’s Victim’s 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.

253-538-6304
magdalena.stickel@plu.edu

Schedule an appointment with her here. 

Resources

Community Resources

Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County*
253-474-7273
sexualassaultcenter.com

Pierce County Domestic Violence Hotline*
253-798-4166
aplaceofhelp.com

YWCA Pierce County*
253-383-2593
ywcapiercecounty.org

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Resources by County
wscadv.org/washington-domestic-violence-programs

*24 Hour Resource

National Resources

RAINN*
800-656-4673
rainn.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline*
800-799-7233
thehotline.org

The Deaf Hotline*
855-812-1001 (Video Phone)
thedeafhotline.org

Victim Connect
855-484-2846
victimconnect.org

* 24 Hour Resource

Identity-Based Resources

API Chaya
877-922-4292 / 206-325-0325
apichaya.org

Ujima (Black Community)
1-844-778-5462
ujimacommunity.org

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
206-816-3893 (Tacoma Office)
nwirp.org

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service (Latin@)
253-414-7461 (Tacoma Office)
consejocounseling.org

The Northwest Network (LGBTQ+)
206-568-7777
nwnetwork.org

1in6 (Men)*
Chat Helpline
1in6.org

StrongHearts Native Helpline*
844-762-8483
strongheartshelpline.org

* 24 Hour Resource