UHS rolls out new bystander program to help prevent sexual assault and dating violence
Supporting a survivor
There are resources and help available for the friends or family members of someone who experienced sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. A validating, trustworthy support system is often the most important determinant in how a student heals from trauma, pursues their educational opportunities, and regains a sense of equilibrium. Support, words, and actions play a significant role. Remember, there is no one right way to react or heal after experiencing assault or abuse.