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Asian Female

It would worry my parents too much

Participant 1: I would actually be more worried about my parents saying too much, or worrying too much if I told them the situation. So, I think this policy actually helps me on this point cause' I would feel more comfortable talking to strangers about my experience of sexual assault rather than my parents or family members.
Facilitator: Yes, I have the same experiences. I don’t really want to talk too much about this with my parents because they are in China and we are in Canada- it will worry them too much. But something like sexual assault, maybe you can try and explain to them because if you get support from them, you may feel more comfortable.


  • Sign on with a service such as KeepMe.Safe, which connects students with mental health professionals from cultures around the world and promote this service as part of university SV/SA service provision.

  • When responding to a disclosure or report of sexual violence, highlight that students have the choice to involve support people of their choice, including friends or family members. Offer to reach out to support people if the student prefers. This applies to the victim/survivor or complainant and respondent.