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Sexual Health Literacy


What is Assault?
Webster defines assault as: 1 a: a violent physical or verbal attack 2 a: a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person (as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner) that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension of such harm or contact – compare BATTERY 1b b: RAPE.

College of the Redwoods Policies and Procedures is found in the catalog under theStudent Code of Conduct states:

Assault, sexual assault or threat of violence:

  1. Assault, battery, physical abuse, violence or threat of violence, or behavior that threatens the health or safety of persons or College property.
  2. Willful misconduct which results in injury or death to any person on College property or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the District.
  3. Sexual assault, acquaintance/ date rape; or sexual activity without mutual and expressed consent.
  4. Any physical act that is sexual in nature and intentionally performed in view of one or more uninvolved persons without the effective consent of all parties. This includes, but is not limited to, the surreptitious recording and/or broadcasting of sexual acts.
  5. Abusive behavior directed toward, or hazing of, a member of the College community.

Community Resources

  • Emergency Medical  CALL 911
  • Humboldt Domestic Violence Services
    P.O. Box 969, Eureka, CA 95502
    Offers support group for women who have experienced domestic violence and have an issue with alcohol or drugs (their own or their partner’s) This is a closed group with mandatory attendance and an intake process.  Call for dates, times, etc.  Confidentiality is protected.
  • Domestic Violence Hot-Line
    In Humboldt County: 24 Hour Crisis-intervention hotline for victims of domestic violence 443-6042 
    From Anywhere: Crisis intervention and referral to domestic violence prevention programs: 1- 800-799-7233.
  • Rape Crisis  Hotline              
  • North Coast Rape Crisis Team | 707-443-2737 
    PO Box 543 
    Eureka, CA 95502 
    tel: 707-443-2737, fax: 707-443-2755
  • Mental HealthCrisis Line/Suicide Prevention
    445-7715 or walk-in daily (8:00am-3:30pm)
  • County Mental Health Services Branch of the Department of Social Services      
    • Adults:
      720 wood Street
      Eureka, Ca 95501
    • Children: 
      1711 3rd Street
      Eureka, CA 95501
  • Youth Crisis Hotline
    Provides confidential  information to youth in crisis, and to adults and families concerned about youth; can make referrals within California.
  • Child Welfare Services of Humboldt County Department of Social Services
    Abuse Reporting (24 hour line):        445-6180
  • Humboldt County District Attorney - Victim Witness Assistance
    445- 7417
    Counseling for sexually abused children and battered women.
  • Humboldt Family Service Center  
    Individually counseling for sexually abused children, battered women and violent men.

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