Help a Friend

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Often, friends are the first to know about incidents of sexual violence. Sometimes they identify an abusive relationship or a sexual assault before the victim/survivor sees it as such. How friends respond to this situation can have a major impact on the survivor’s experience and recovery.

If you think a friend has experienced sexual violence, we encourage you to talk to a CARE staff person to learn about the resources available to both you and your friend. We are here to help both survivors and their support group.