Provide the mental support and be physically present
According to me, [if a friend experiences sexual assault, you should provide] the mental support, and be physically present [with] him or her, [and] let them know that, yes, we are with you, and that we are going to listen to you. whatever has happened, it has happened. But we are going to listen to you and uh, yes. [...]
Use open-ended questions and collaborative communication when supporting a victim/survivor.
Use approaches that are trauma informed and survivor-centred.
Present learning materials in a way that is helpful to a friend supporting a victim/survivor.