Silence and Voice: Sexual Assault at Brown

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Non- Brown Resources for Survivors: Sexual Assault Hotline – 1(800) 494- 8100 Day One Rhode Island – (401) 421- 4100 Brown Resources for Survivors: Sexual Assault Response Line Psych Services (401) 863-3476 Bita Shooshani (401) 863-2793 or For friends and Family of a survivor: Talk, listen, respect and be emotionally available to the survivor. Accept what the survivor tells you. Accept the fact that the assault/abuse happened. Understand that it is not the survivor’s fault. Listen nonjudgmentally. Let the survivor decide what action to take (if any) Let the survivor talk about the incident, but don’t force a discussion. Respect and understand that temporarily the survivor may become distant from loved ones. Assure the survivor that you will be available to provide support throughout the process of recovery. Give the survivor time to heal. Be patient and understand that the healing process takes time.

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