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"Help me! I am being harassed."
You are not alone.
This page was last updated on 10
/15/13. If you know of errors please click here to let us know. 

If you are in Washington State and you want to talk to somebody from the Safe Schools Coalition
about how we might be able to help, contact us:
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contactus/ or call 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723)
and we will have a Safe Schools Coalition Intervention Specialist volunteer get back to you within 48 hours.

If you are in Washington State, you may want ideas about what you can do. 
If so, click here: STUDENT ~ EDUCATOR ~ PARENT/GUARDIAN (all these are to pdf format pages)

An Administrator's Guide To Handling Anti-Gay (LGBTQ) Harassment

And check out Washington State Agencies
Also see: Washington State Legal, Legislative and Policy Links

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
(OSPI, the department of education): 360-725-6000 (TTY 360-664-3631)

Equity & Civil Rights: 360-725-6162
School Safety Center: 360-725-6044  
HIV & Sexual Health Education:

Office of the Education Ombudsman

Web Site: www.governor.wa.gov/oeo  Phone: 1-866-297-2597 (Phone interpreter services available/)
"(OEO) resolves complaints, disputes, and problems between families and Washington State elementary and secondary public schools in all areas that affect student learning. OEO is a statewide agency that functions independently from the public school system. Our services are free, confidential and available to families and students from Kindergarten to 12th grade."

Human Rights Commission

Web Site: www.hum.wa.gov  Phone: 1-800-233-3247 (TTY: 1-800-300-7525) -- Se habla Español.
The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community."

Note: If the harassment you are experiencing is a crime (Malicious Harassment is a Class C Felony in Washington State, see RCW 9A.36.080) and you are having difficulty accessing services, The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) serves as a voice within government for the needs of crime victims in Washington. OCVA provides advice to local and state governments on practices and policies that impact crime victims and provides funding, training, and consultation to help communities develop programs to serve crime victims. This activity also includes advocacy for victims who encounter difficulty accessing services or who believe their statutory or constitutional rights have been denied. They list helpful resources here.

Outside of Washington State, you may want ideas about what you can do. 
If so, click here: STUDENT ~ EDUCATOR ~ PARENT/GUARDIAN (all these are to pdf format pages)

And see our page of resources on Bullying, Harassment, School-based Violence and

Bullying information and resources from the Committee for Children. 

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