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I would just want a friend so we could do things together

I have never experienced this, but [...] if I had this kind of experience, I would just want a friend so we could do things together. Like, eat meals with me, sleep with me, go to class with me because some girls who have this kind of experience, after it they kill themselves.

Recommendations

  • Present learning materials in a way that is helpful to a friend supporting a victim/survivor.

  • When responding to a disclosure or report of sexual violence, highlight that students have the choice to involve support people of their choice, including friends or family members. Offer to reach out to support people if the student prefers. This applies to the victim/survivor or complainant and respondent.