Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team

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The East Los Angeles College Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team (SAAVE) is a group of faculty, staff, administrators, and community professionals who are dedicated to violence prevention and intervention. Through raising awareness, providing resources, and educating people about the different forms that violence can take, we will help the ELAC campus community never have to accept excuses, be afraid to speak up, or live in fear.

Please note that SAAVE is not a crisis support team.

If you are in crisis, please contact:

The East LA Women’s Center 24/7 hotline: 800-585-6231

ELAC Title IX Coordinator, Angelica Toledo ToledoA@elac.edu

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673. 24/7. Chat: rainn.org

Peace Over Violence: 626-793-3385. 24/7

1 in 6: Chat 1in6.org. Male survivors of sexual assault

In case of an immediate on campus situation, please call ELAC Sheriffs: 323-265-9191

If you are a student whose mental wellness, physical wellbeing, and/or academic performance are being affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, please confide in a trust staff or faculty member (ask them to complete a BIT referral form), our Title IX Coordinator (email above), or Cecilia Cruz cruzc3@elac.edu in the Student Health Center so we can provide assistance, resources, and support.

Staff and faculty who know a student in need of support: please file a BIT referral form or contact one of the BIT members. http://www.elac.edu/Faculty-Staff/Resources/Behavioral-Intervention-Team

For more information, please contact: Eileen Ie ieef@elac.edu or Cecilia Cruz cruzc3@elac.edu

 

 

October 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 Gentle Yoga for All – _Take time for self-care & let go off stress. Sat 10/3, 9-10am; Tue 10/6, 6-7pm; Sat 10/10, 9-10am; Tue 10/13, 6-7pm; Sat 10/17, 9-10am; Tue 10/20, 6-7pm; Sat 10/24, 9-10am; Tue 10/27, 6-7pm; Sat 10/31, 9-10am. RSVP: https://linktr.ee/elacshc

Engaging Boys and Men to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence - Learn and discuss how men and boys are part of the solution to ending domestic violence. Facilitators: Ozzie Cruz, B.A., Prevention Specialist, Luis Mendoza, B.A., Outreach/Advocate. Thursday, October 1st, 4:00 – _5:15pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Discuss and identify resources to improve their health. Explore what sexual and reproductive rights are. Facilitator: Alejandra Aguilar, B.A., Lead Health Educator and HIV Counselor. Tuesday, October 6th, 12:15pm – _1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Roots of Gender Oppression - Discuss problems and solutions to the global impact of gender-based violence and explain its effects on both women and men. Facilitator: Claudia Arevalo, B.A., Client Navigator. Tuesday, October 13th, 12:00pm – _1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Human Trafficking – _Discuss how human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and survival sex intersects with domestic violence. Explore the different types of abuse and how economic abuse plays a role. Facilitator: Lisa Vargas, Human Trafficking Specialist. Wednesday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 27th, 12:00pm – _1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Coping with Overwhelming Emotions - Different coping strategies and techniques that may be useful for survivors of domestic violence or anyone coping with emotions. Facilitators: Madelin Melara, MSW, Therapist, Daniela Gonzalez, MSW, Therapist. Tuesday, October 20th, 12:15pm-1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Healthy Relationships - Awareness and defining healthy relationships, the warning signs in unhealthy relationships and consent. Facilitator: Valeria Castaneda, Community Engagement Coordinator. Thursday, October 22nd, 12:15pm-1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Human Trafficking – _How human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and survival sex intersects with domestic violence. Explore the different types of abuse and how economic abuse plays a role. Facilitator: Lisa Vargas, Human Trafficking Specialist. Wednesday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 27th, 12:00pm – _1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Trauma and Healing - Learn about mindfulness techniques that can be beneficial when dealing with the effects of violence and trauma. Facilitator: Alejandra Aguilar, B.A., Lead Health Educator and HIV Counselor. Monday, October 26th, 12:15pm – _1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20

Film Screening Hidden Victims – _Follow the lives of four families, exploring the effects that witnessing domestic abuse will have on the lives of these hidden victims. Facilitator: Claudia Arevalo, B.A., Client Navigator. Wednesday, October 28th, 12:00pm – _1:30pm. RSVP: https://www.elawc.org/dvam20