Northwest College

Support, Healing, and Advocacy

Sexual violence and intimate partner violence can have numerous long-term effects on survivors. They can also affect family members, friends, co-workers, spouses, partners, children, and classmates of the survivors.

Loved ones often do not know what to say or do to help, and survivors may feel alone in their situation. 

The following section offers information about how to support a survivor, examines what survivors may be experiencing as they navigate through the healing process, and provides additional resources.