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Violence Prevention

Together, we can end interpersonal violence.

 

 

 
The Violence Prevention program (formerly the Healthy Relationships Team, HEART) consists of a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) at EdCC and in the community in order to respond to and ultimately reduce sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking-- also known as interpersonal violence.
 

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Amanda Greene Kalli Foster Diana Chernisky
Amanda photo Kalli photo Diana photo
Project Coordinator Victim Advocate Project Director
     
Contact Amanda with any questions about programming, events, prevention presentations, bystander intervention, or the CCRT. Contact Kalli with any questions about advocacy, confidentiality, victim rights, or reporting concerns. Contact Diana with any questions about sustainability of the project, new partnerships, or funding opportunities.

 

 

  • Nonconsensual sexual intercourse is any sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force. Sexual intercourse includes anal or vaginal penetration by a penis, tongue, finger, or object, or oral copulation by mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact.
  • Sexual assault includes but is not limited to rape. It can also consist of nonconsensual sexual contact.
  • Nonconsensual sexual contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person that is without consent and /or by force. Sexual touching includes any bodily contact with the breasts, groin, mouth, or other bodily orifice of another individual, or any other bodily contact in a sexual manner.
  • Violence (i.e. physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, etc.) by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.
  • Click here to look at the power and control wheel which are the dynamics by which dating violence is perpetrated.
  • Violence (i.e. physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, etc.) including asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence laws, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.
  • Click here to look at the power and control wheel which are the dynamics by which domestic violence is perpetrated.
  • Intentional and repeated harassment or repeated following of another person, which places that person in reasonable fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or the property of the person or another person, and the stalker either intends to frighten, intimidate, or harass the person, or knows or reasonably should know that the person is frightened, intimidated or harassed, even if the stalker lacks such an intent.

  • Use of electronic communications including, but not limited to, electronic mail, instant messaging, text and image messaging, electronic bulletin boards, and social media sites to harass, abuse, bully or engage in other conduct which harms, threatens, or is reasonably perceived as threatening the health or safety of another person.
  • Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, unauthorized monitoring of another’s e-mail communications directly or through spyware, sending threatening e-mails, disrupting electronic communications with spam or by sending a computer virus, sending false messages to third parties using another’s e-mail and/or social media identity, nonconsensual recording of sexual activity, and/or nonconsensual distribution of a recording of sexual activity.
  • Knowing, voluntary and clear permission by word or action, to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Each party has the responsibility to make certain that the other has consented before engaging in the activity. For consent to be valid, there must be at the time of the act of sexual intercourse or sexual contact actual words or conduct indicating freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact.
  • A person cannot consent if he or she is unable to understand what is happening or is disoriented, helpless, asleep, or unconscious for any reason, including due to alcohol or other drugs.