SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS:
*please visit humboldt.edu/stoprape for detailed information (including options for medical care,
healing, reporting, and further information about campus and community support resources).
24HR. HOTLINE NUMBERS:
Free. Confidential. You can remain anonymous.
North Coast Rape Crisis Team
Humboldt Domestic Violence Services
RAINN's ONLINE Hotline (click on link)
CONFIDENTIAL ON CAMPUS RESOURCES:
HSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
24 hour Crisis hotline: 707-826-3236
Mira Friedman, Student Health Educator, 707-826-5234
Mary Sue Savage, Prevention Coordinator, 707-826-5235
*If it is determined that the perpetrator poses an imminent threat to the broader campus community, these HSU employees are required to notify the Dean of Students and/or the campus police.
Ways to Support Survivors:
LISTEN, BELIEVE, SUPPORT
*Click below for more in-depth info on how to support a friend experiencing:
CHECK IN. Communicate you care.
LISTEN. Allow space for them to share their experience(s).
BELIEVE them and what they share. Validate their feelings.
RESPECT + support their choices, whether or not you agree w/ them.
Ask them what kind of support they would like.
SHARE SUPPORT RESOURCES, if wanted by them.
RECOGNIZE YOUR BOUNADARIES and if/when you cannot offer support.
Communicate this while offering other resources for support.
You are encouraged to contact the North Coast Rape Crisis Team at (707) 445-2881. or Humboldt Domestic Violence Services (707) 443-6042. Both welcome survivors and friends to contact them for free advice and support.
Make assumptions about how they may be feeling or judge their choices.
Question their version of events
Take control or try to make decisions for them or tell them what they "should" do.
Promise things you cannot follow through.
"It is important to remember to listen for cues of when your help will be appreciated and when silence and space would be more helpful than anything else. Even as a close friend or confidante, it’s important to remember that you can’t do everything with or for someone else who is healing from the trauma of sexualized violence. Healing from sexualized violence is sometimes an individual process, parts of which might require privacy and autonomy." (Source: humboldt.edu/stoprape).