What can family and friends do?

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Woman maintaining an understanding, warm and calm attitude with the victim
  • Keep a calm, warm and understanding attitude. Do not blame or judge the victim's behaviour, and do not question or reproach them. It is best to be discreet.
Woman cheering and supporting another
  • Encourage and support them in resuming their usual activities slowly and gradually, with no pressure.
Psychologist who assits the person affected by sexual violence
  • Recommend that they seek professional help if their emotional reactions are intense, cause distress and interfere with their relationships and daily activities.

Substantiated information by:

Lluïsa García Esteve
Teresa Echeverría

Published: 22 July 2021
Updated: 20 September 2021

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