Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to establish power and control over an intimate partner often leading to the threat or use of violence. Abuse is any controlling, hurtful act, word, or gesture that injures anothers body or emotions. Domestic violence is not a disagreement, a marital spat, or an anger management problem. There is no excuse for domestic violence.

    You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:

    • Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you.
    • Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive.Tries to isolate you from family or friends.
    • Monitors where you go, who you call, and who you spend time with.
    • Controls finances or refuses to share money.
    • Expects you to ask permission.

    You may be in a physically abusive relationship if you partner has ever:

    • Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors)
    • Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked, or choked you.
    • Abandoned you in a dangerous or familiar place.
    • Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you.
    • Forced you to leave your home. Kept you from leaving.
    • Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention.
    • Hurt your children.

    If there is something about your relationship that scares you, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Someone is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to listen and provide information to help you get safe

    Safety Strategies

    • Think of a safe place to go if an argument occurs, avoid rooms with no exits (like the bathroom), or rooms with weapons (such as the kitchen).
    • Think about and make a list of safe people to contact.
    • Keep change with you at all times.
    • Memorize all important numbers.
    • Establish a code word or signal so that family, friends, teachers, or co-workers know when to call for help.
    • Think about what you will say to your partner if he/she becomes violent.
    • Remember you have the right to live without fear and violence.



    Attention: LACCD Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    770 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90017


    Angelica Toledo
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator for East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College and Van de Kamp Educational Center (inclusive of all satellite campuses)
    Regional Equity & Title IX Officer and Dean
    Email: @email
    Phone: (213) 891-2315

    Attention: LACCD Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    770 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Brittany Grice
    District Title IX Coordinator
    Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Email: @email
    Phone: (213) 891-2315

    Los Angeles Area
    Valley Trauma Center CSULA
    14651 Oxnard st.
    Van Nuys, CA 91411

    Valley Trauma Center CSULA
    Phone: (818) 787-9700
    Strength United

    19900 Plummer St.
    Chatsworth, CA 91311

    David H. Fox
    Counseling Center Phillips Graduate University
    Phone: (818) 861-6627
    Counseling Center:
    Phone: (818) 386-5615


    Domestic Violence Hotline
    Phone: (800) 978-3600

    Stalking Hotline
    877 633-0044

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

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