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Latin American Female

Something will be done

[I think it is important for the person who supports a survivor to be] trustworthy and that the person understands and values the story that I’m gonna share with them, that something will be done from what happened, instead of just like, "okay, cool," like, "it happened, get over it" which is something that happens a lot back home.


  • Use open-ended questions and collaborative communication when supporting a victim/survivor.

  • Use approaches that are trauma informed and survivor-centred.

  • Provide detail and clarity about what happens, and who helps the students involved, at every stage of the process following a disclosure or report.