For Parents, Friends, Partners, and Allies

If someone you know and care about has experienced sexualized violence, it can be overwhelming trying to understand how to support them. This is normal. The most important role you have when you receive a disclosure is to listen and support your loved one. Be gentle with yourself; it is a process.

Here are some resources that can help you understand how sexual violence impacts survivors, and how you can best support those survivors.

Indicating External Link A Guide for Friends and Family of Sexual Violence Survivors


Indicating External Link A Letter of Advice for Friends, Family, and Supporters of Survivors 


Indicating External Link Responding to a Disclosure of Sexual Violence 


Indicating External Link How to Support a Friend or Loved One Who Has Been Sexually Abused


Indicating External Link So One of Your Friends Has Been Accused