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Participant 1: I’m going to add something directly to what you just said about how it’s discouraged to talk to the police. I agree with that because when I went through this with my friend…

I don’t know how well this [policy] actually works in letting people know that there’s a safe environment for them where it is a non-judgmental. Like, I get that forms are out there and that…

My first one is, who creates the policy? Um, there’s been a lot of debate at Saint Mary’s about who should actually be creating the policy and like, is this group pre-made? Does it pop…

Participant 1: The support person should be honest about what they can provide and what they can’t provide. Maybe they are being triggered themselves and really can’t be there, and as difficult as that would…

Participant 1: It would make a world of difference for a lot of people to hear, “I support whatever choice you make; these are your choices, it’s okay to do that.” Not, “you should,” necessarily,…

I think the most important thing to think about before you speak to someone who has been recently assaulted is to avoid having a judgmental or non-believing attitude. […] I think for them [the survivor]…

Participant 1: I think it definitely reflects more of an institutional concern, like we discussed before, the policy is not really great for accessibility or understanding for students, especially a student in crisis. Just in…

I would think whatever your role is at Saint Mary’s […] there is ongoing professional development. Your role that you perform generally at the university – you should have some orientation or discussion or something…

If there were a risk to the Mount community, at what point does the Mount community’s protection trump the personal wishes of someone disclosing and not reporting.

Some people, when this happens to them, they come forward with denial. Like, they try to fix the situation ‌in their mind, like they don’t want to believe it happened. Or they’ll run through the…

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