Know Your Rights: Title IX in San Diego

What is Title IX? “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal educational assistance…” – TITLE IX, EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972 Meaning, if you are enrolled at any school… Read More Know Your Rights: Title IX in San Diego

Center for Community Solutions: A Groundbreaking Beginning

One of Center for Community Solutions’ best kept secrets is the historical significance of its past. In fact, CCS began as The Center for Women’s Studies (CWSS): a seven component political, educational, and service organization founded in 1969 at San Diego State University and spearheaded by Carol Council and Joyce Nower. CWSS was the first-ever women’s center to open its doors in Southern California.… Read More Center for Community Solutions: A Groundbreaking Beginning

Community Partnership Spotlight: Jessica Pride & The Pride Law Firm

CCS’ long time partnership with Jessica Pride empowers survivors of sexual assault and acts as a catalyst for social justice. CCS & the Pride Law Firm: Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault Center for Community Solutions and Jessica Pride at the Pride Law Firm work collaboratively with survivors seeking empowerment and social justice specifically through the… Read More Community Partnership Spotlight: Jessica Pride & The Pride Law Firm

Know Your Rights: Intimate Partner Violence & Employment Discrimation

California law protects survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking in many different ways. Of note, the following is a list of protections that are enforceable only if the complaint is filed within one year of the date of violation. If you are a victim of intimate partner violence and/or stalking, your employer cannot fire you or discriminate… Read More Know Your Rights: Intimate Partner Violence & Employment Discrimation

CDV: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

When we hear the words “domestic violence,” we often think of adults experiencing partner abuse. Unfortunately, we do not also think of how domestic violence impacts children. It is estimated that 3 million children in the US are at risk for experiencing domestic violence each year. Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) is defined as an individual being… Read More CDV: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Community Partnership Spotlight: Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

  A Partnership for Prevention and Intervention: Healthcare Provider Planned Parenthood & Intimate Partner Violence Advocacy Organization CCS Team up in San Diego County Q & A with Planned Parenthood’s Education Outreach Manager, Chrissy Cmorik   In 2014, BlueShield of California provided funding to create a referral process for patients who are experiencing or have… Read More Community Partnership Spotlight: Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest