In an Emergency 24/7
From any campus phone,
call 4300 or 911
From a mobile phone,
call SMC dispatch
If off-campus, call 911
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Nationally, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we would like to educate the Santa Monica College community to encourage a safe environment. Santa Monica College has shown an incredible commitment to not only informing students of their rights but also of the support services we have to offer them.
The following organizations are a few of many dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence every day:
Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica
24-Hour Rape Hotline: 424-259-6000
Peace Over Violence
24-Hour Rape & Battering Hotline: 301-392-8381
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (RAINN)
24-Hour Hotline: 800-656-4673
Center for Pacific Asian Family Hotline Website
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Human Trafficking Hotline
888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) or text them at 233-733
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Not Anymore! Online Sexual Assault Prevention Training
This online training for students, faculty and staff is free and Topics include: Affirmative consent, Bystander behavior, Verbal Defense, Types of sexual misconduct, How to report and find support services.
Podcasts and YouTube Videos
Meditation, Yoga and Mindfulness
- Yoga: Exhale to Inhale "A Space to Breathe"
This is a free offering and they explore different themes each week.
Three Exhale to Inhale classes are below:
Yoga with Adriene
Adriene focuses on PTSD
April 7: SMC Board of Trustees will pass the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resolution
Yoga: In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Ground and breathe your way into a gentle and peaceful practice in the healing power of yoga
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Porter
Registration is capped to 8 attendees only
April 29, 2020
Wear your jeans to take a stand against sexual violence. Join millions across the world as we wear denim on April 29 in observance of Denim Day.
Denim Day Coloring Pages
Click on the images below to download a full sized image.
Test your knowledge. If you are not sure of all the answer read the Consent Guide.
Yes Means Yes Coloring Page created for the 2020 Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Visit the SMC Sexual Violence Response and Prevention website and learn more about how the Title IX office can support you with experiences of sexual assault, discrimination, harassment, and more.
Peace Over Violence
Peace over Violence’s messaging will center around what this solidarity can look like and what community members have observed or done to build this. They will highlight experiences from survivors as well as some of their POV staff and volunteers.
Cultivating Resilience: A Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivor Forum
Tuesday, April 14, 7 - 8 p.m.
Facilitated by: Wendy Blanco, Director of Clinical Services
Denim Day 101: Virtual Edition
Facilitated by: Hannah Denyer & Joslyn Beard
Tuesday, April 21, 12-1 p.m.
Denim Day Online Rally
Wednesday, April 29, 8 a.m.
Let's gather our virtual selves in the virtual world for an unprecedented virtual Denim Day Rally. For those of us who have been wearing pajamas and sweatpants for the past few weeks, we can change into our jeans, making a social statement with our fashion statement.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
If you overhear what might be a domestic violence incident, call 911. You could save a life.
Did you Know?
Statistically, you know several victims of domestic violence. It affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men.
Over 3 million children every year are exposed to domestic violence.
Children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to suffer long-term health problems.
Domestic violence costs over $5.8 billion each year.
Domestic violence knows no boundaries.
Women aged 20–24 are at greater risk of becoming domestic violence victims.
Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women. It's a Men's Issue.
Help end domestic violence in your community. http://bit.ly/15Jipap
Help eradicate domestic violence from our communities by speaking out during domestic violence awareness month. Get the facts: http://bit.ly/1hlAwTx
Celebrities are standing up to say NO MORE to domestic violence: http://nomore.org/psas
Domestic violence in one home hurts the entire community. Spread awareness & help victims heal with these resources: http://calvcp.ca.gov/dvam/resources.aspx
Is it abuse? Find domestic violence warning signs & call or text @loveisrespect for support at any time! http://www.loveisrespect.org
Children may try to intervene to stop domestic violence, putting them at risk of injury or death. Domestic violence awareness month facts: http://vcgcb.ca.gov/docs/brochures/DVAM2013FactSheet.pdf
1 in 3 female homicide victims was murdered by her current or former partner. Get the facts on domestic violence: http://vcgcb.ca.gov/docs/brochures/DVAM2013FactSheet.pdf
1 in 4 women experience domestic violence. You probably know someone who could use help. Share these resources for victims: http://vcgcb.ca.gov/resources.aspx
Over 60% of domestic violence crimes occur in the family home, but the effects don't stay at home. (Via @HelpingVictims' Resource Guide) http://vcgcb.ca.gov/resources.aspx
Young girls who witness domestic violence are more likely to become victims of abuse as adults. #DVAM factsheet: http://vcgcb.ca.gov/docs/brochures/DVAM2013FactSheet.pdf