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HEALTH AND SAFETY

DEFINITION OF VIOLATION AND VIOLENCE

VIOLATE: TO INFRINGE ON SOMEONE'S SPACE OR PRIVACY(STALKING); TO DESECRATE OR PROFANE SOMETHING SACRED; TO FAIL TO KEEP A PROMISE, UPHOLD A LAW(DISCRIMINATION), OBSERVE A RULE; TO OFFEND, INSULT OR OUTRAGE ONE'S SENSE OF DECENCY; TO COMMIT A SEXUAL ASSAULT ON WOMEN, MEN OR ANIMAL(RAPE, INCEST).

VIOLENCE: PHYSICAL FORCE USED TO CAUSE INJURY, DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION; AN UNJUST OR CALLOUS USE OF FORCE OR POWER (RAPE)

FORMS OF VIOLATIONS/VIOLENT BEHAVIOURS

  1. MENTAL ABUSE(PSYCHOLOGICAL)
      • VERBAL ASSAULT IE PERSISTENT OR CONSTANT RIDICULING, BELITTLING, SHAMING, YELLING, BREAKING DOWN AN INDIVIDUAL'S SELF ESTEEM AND SELF WORTH THROUGH MALICIOUS USE OF VERBAL STATEMENTS.
  2. PHYSICAL ABUSE
      • PHYSICAL USE OF EXTREME FORCE TO CONTROL/OVER POWER OR INJURE OR DESTROY BY INFRINGING ON AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHTS, SENSIBILITIES, ETC. SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL HARRASSMENT, RAPE, INCEST, SPANKING, FIGHTS, BULLYING ETC.
  3. EMOTIONAL ABUSE(PSYCHOSOCIAL)
      • STALKING, HATE CRIMES, DATING VIOLENCE, SEX SLAVES CRIME, KIDNAPPINGS, PEDOPHILE CRIMES ETC. EMOTIONAL ABUSE CAN BE A COMBINATION OF BOTH PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE

ALL FORMS OF ABUSE CAN BE SUSTAINED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES/SITUATIONS, ON CAMPUS OR OFF CAMPUS. PLEASE BE AWARE AND SEEK HELP IF YOU OR ANYONE IS A VICTIM. CALL CAMPUS POLICE AT 310-434-4300 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SEE SOMEONE BEING VICTIMIZED OR IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM.

Forms of Violence and ways to protect yourselves: http://www.smc.edu/StudentServices/SVPE/Pages/default.aspx