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Violence Against Women

Inland Massage Institute, Inc., is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and supportive campus for all faculty, staff and students and does not tolerate acts of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.  These acts have a real impact on the lives of victims. They not only violate a person’s feelings of trust and safety, but they can also substantially interfere with a student’s educationIt is the policy of Inland Massage Institute, Inc., that, upon learning that an act of sexual misconduct has taken place, immediate action will be taken to address the situation by encouraging the reporting of sexual misconduct in a prompt and accurate fashion. Survivors may also explore protective orders or no-contact orders through law enforcement.

What is Violence Against Woman (VAW)?    

The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life”

VAW in the family or domestic violence is “violence that occurs within the private sphere, generally between individuals who are related through intimacy, blood or law.” It may take the form of physical violence (hitting with the fist, slapping, kicking different parts of the body, stabbing with a knife, etc.) or psychological and emotional violence (intimidation, harassment, stalking, damage to property, public ridicule or humiliation, repeated verbal abuse, marital infidelity, etc.) or sexual violence (rape, sexual harassment, acts of lasciviousness, treating a woman or child as a sex object, making demeaning and sexually suggestive remarks, physically attacking the sexual parts of the victim’s body, forcing him/her to watch obscene publications and indecent shows or forcing the woman or her child to do indecent acts and/or make films thereof, forcing the wife and mistress/lover to live in the conjugal home or sleep together in the same room with the abuser, etc.) or economic abuse (withdrawal of financial support or preventing the victim from engaging in any legitimate profession, occupation, business or activity, deprivation or threat of deprivation of financial resources and the right to use and enjoyment of the conjugal, community or property owned in common, destroying household property; and controlling the victim’s own money or properties or solely controlling the conjugal money or properties.

Title IX Coordinator

Inland Massage Institute, Inc's,  Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and overseeing IMI’s compliance with Title IX and the prevention of sex harassment, sexual misconduct and discrimination.    

Inquiries or concerns about Title IX may be referred to the School’s Title IX Coordinator:              

                                      Sheryl L. Storro BA, LMP,

                                      775 E. Holland Ave. Suite 110

                                              Spokane, WA 99218      

                                                   509-465-3033; 

                                        sheryl@inlandmassage.edu


Resources

 

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Crime Check

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509-456-2233

Spokane Medical/Evidence Preservation

Sacred Heart Hospital   101 W. 8th Ave.,   Spokane, WA

Deaconess Hospital   800 W.5th Ave.,    Spokane, WA

509-474-3131

 

509-458-5800

Spokane Crime Victims Service Center

Personal Support and/or assistance with issues resulting from victimization  24hour hotline Free and confidential- Advocacy  Crisis Intervention information and referral Legal Advocacy  Medical Advocacy

1-866-751-7119

Spokane County

Family Trauma Response Center

YMCA Alternative to Domestic Violence

Lutheran Community Services

     24 hour hot line  Sexual Assault Crisis Line

     24 hour hot line  Crime Victim Crisis Line

509-624-7273

 

509-326-1190

509-747-8224

509-624-7273

 

866-751-7119

Pend Oreille County

Family Crisis Network

Kalispel Tribal Advocacy

Victim Witness Assistance Unit

509-447-2274

509-455-1147

509-447-4414

Stevens County

County Resource Center

Family Support Center

Victim Witness Assistance Unit

509-660-1067

509-684-3796

509-684-6139

844-509-7233

Washington Domestic Violence Resources

Recognizing Abuse Reactions to Abuse- Aspects of Abuse  nformation & Resources

www.aardvarc.org

Washington State Department of Health

Sexual and Domestic Violence  Injury and Violence Prevention Program

360-236-2843

www.doh.wa.gov

Washington State Coalition Against  Domestic Violence

Washington Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-562-6025

www.wcadav.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide Crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling

1-800-799-SAFE

7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Staffed 24 hours a day  - Live online help

1-800-656-4673

Domestic Violence Resource Guide For Washington State

Lists of shelters and crisis line for women in the state

www.orgsites.com/wa/wdc

National Domestic Violence Helpline for Men

DrugRehab.com

 

 

DrubRehab.com Spokane

 

 

Resource that provides information and support to people fighting domestic abuse, mental illness and addition

1-877-643-1120  Access Code #0757

 

Educational guide:

www.drugrehab.com/guides/domestic-abuse

 Spokane area resources here::  https://www.drugrehab.com/washington/spokane/

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline

Uses gender neutral language and is mandated to be inclusive for all abuse victims

1-800-562-6025

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.  This nationwide partnership of more than

1,000 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services 24 hour per day

1-800-656-HOPE

7673

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

1-800-CDC-INFO

National Center on Elder Abuse’s Elder Care Locator

If you are, or if you suspect that someone you know, is a victim of elder abuse

1-800-667-1116

Idaho

Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

www.idvsa.com

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

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www.wcsap.org

Suicide Hotline

Staffed 24 hours a day

509-838-4428

www.suicide.org

Spokane Mental Health Crisis Line

First Call for Help is a 24-hour crisis intervention which assists people with urgent mental health issues

509-838-4428

Child Protective Services

 

59-363-3333

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

 

509-535-3155

Alcohol/Drug Help Line

 

509-562-1420

Spokane Community Resources

Call if you need food, shelter, health care, or transportation

2-1-1

Smart Phone Apps

Enlisting Smartphones in Campus Safety

www.npr.org