Daily Archives: November 27, 2012

4 ways to support a sexual assault survivor

1.  Believe the person

2. Listen, listen, listen (but don’t give advice)

3. Help the person realize that it was not his/her fault

4.  Let the person show their emotions freely (anger, tears, etc)

(Oh, and:  5.  Don’t forget to take care of yourself, too!)

Can you think of any other ways to support a survivor?  Please share your thoughts in a comment.  Thank you!