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For Family Members and Friends

Sexual assault affects not only the victim, but the loved ones and family of the survivor, as well as the community. Family members and friends many times not only have to help their loved one manage the aftereffects of the assault but also have to deal with their own feelings about the victimization of someone they care about. Those that live with the survivor may become concerned about their security and may have similar feelings and responses as the survivor.

To be of assistance to a survivor one should:

  • Listen without judging;
  • Let them know the assault was not their fault;
  • Reassure the survivor that he or she is cared for and loved;
  • Encourage the sexual assault victim to seek medical attention;
  • Encourage the survivor to talk about the sexual assault(s) with an advocate, counselor or someone they trust; and
  • Let them know they do not have to manage the crisis alone.

 

 

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