Campus Flu Shot Clinic
Wed, October 19th
DPC (details to follow)
Friday, August 26th
6:30pm & 8:00pm
Bruce Davis Theatre
Need to Know: For Faculty, Family & Friends
Office Associate II
How to help a friend or loved one
The following are tips on how to help a friend or loved one who has been sexually assaulted:
- Don't be judgmental.
Believe in your friend; do not blame him or her.
- Let your friend make his or her own decisions.
Encouraging your friend to make decisions will help him or her to gain some control.
- Respect your friend's privacy.
Do not share what happened to your friend with other people. Let him or her decide who will know.
- Encourage your friend to get help.
Provide your friend with information on where he or she can get help.
- Be there.
You can help your friend by offering your support and understanding.
This is a great way to show your support. Do not push your friend to talk, but when he or she is ready, be available with an open mind and heart.
- Be patient.
Healing takes time; just be there for your friend.
- Take care of yourself.
Find support for yourself. A counselor can help you process and understand your own feelings about your friend's experience.