How to best support sexual assault survivors

July 5, 2019

How to best support sexual assault survivors

It's hard to see loved ones hurting, but sometimes even well-intentioned remarks can cause more harm for sexual assault survivors. Emily Dworkin, lead author and senior fellow with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, explains how to best support someone after an assault. Andie, a psuedonym to protect her identity, describes what is helping her heal and what was hurtful after she was drugged and raped. 

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