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Stuff might not be something somebody wants to disclose

A lot of the time when people get sexually assaulted, not most of the time, but it does happen, they were under the influence of the substance. So the person that assaulted them was - or like, it was a sketchy sort of situation, or like, they were a child and that stuff might not be something somebody wants to disclose, as they might be embarrassed or ashamed and stuff like that. So it would be hard, so I think being non-judgmental is really important, and just listening rather than doing all the talking.


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

  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.