Three major suggestions
I would say, like, three major [suggestions], for anyone providing help in these situations are: (1) Check your privilege. Know what that looks like, know who you are, know your position. (2) If you’re not a person of colour, know how to work with people of colour and practice allyship. You may not be the best counsellor for the person impacted, but you may know someone who is, and by exercising your allyship you can engage someone more suitable for the situation. (3) Learn to be comfortable with informal care. Not every situation or session is going to be the person in power sitting at the desk and the person that’s experienced sexual assault responding to prompts. It could be totally different from this. It can be any situation, any environment.