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Traumatic Experiences
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When you become aware that a student has experienced a
bias/hate crime, as defined below, recognize that the
student may be experiencing a wide range of emotions
including shame, anger, fear and denial. The student will
benefit from a caring response that allows him/her to feel
some level of control in choosing the action to address the
crime or incident.
The Federal Clery Act defines hate crimes as: “
Any crime that
manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected
because of the victim's actual or perceived race; religion;
gender; sexual orientation; ethnicity or physical/mental
disabilities. This includes murder and nonnegligent
manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible sex offenses,
nonforcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault,
burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and also larceny-theft,
simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/
vandalism.
State and local law may also cover certain incidents in which
the individual was targeted because of height, weight,
immigration or citizenship status, marital status or
socioeconomic status.
If the student believes s/he is the victim of a crime, s/he
should immediately contact the police, so that the matter
can be addressed and support services made available.