Helpful Suggestions for Friends

I have a friend who was sexually assaulted, what can I do?

  • Be calm and listen non-judgmentally
  • Don’t force them to share details with you
  • Reinforce that they were not to blame for the abuse
  • Don’t minimize the assault
  • Help protect their privacy and avoid sharing about the abuse to other people or friends
  • Be available to offer support by phone or in-person
  • Encourage them to talk to a counselor and offer to call or walk with them to Baylor’s Counseling Center