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Being an Advocate

Being an Advocate Being an Advocate is not exactly the same as being a friend. The role of an advocate is to help someone achieve their own goals. An advocate does not decide what to do for someone, but can offer support as the person makes their own decisions. Here are some ways [...]

By | 2016-02-04T05:18:44+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Family & Friends, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Being an Advocate

Self Care

Self Care Self Care is important for survivors and Family and Friends can model good practices when they practice self-care in their own lives. Sexual violence fuels natural fight, flight and freeze energies. This intense energy can impact those of us who hear about what has happened to our loved ones. Whether the [...]

By | 2016-02-04T05:18:08+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Family & Friends, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self Care

What to Say (16 years and older)

What to Say (16 years and older) There is no duty to report when a child who is 16 years and older discloses sexual abuse. Anyone who is 16 years and older can choose whether or not they wish to inform police or professionals. How to respond to a friend or family member [...]

By | 2016-02-04T05:17:25+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Family & Friends, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to Say (16 years and older)

What to Say to a Child (

What to Say to a Child (<16 years) Every person in Nova Scotia has a duty to report suspicions that a child may have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect. Please click here to learn more about the Children and Family Services Act and how to fulfill your duty to [...]

By | 2016-02-04T05:16:47+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Family & Friends, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to Say to a Child (

Historic Event

Traumatic events like sexual violence can have a variety of effects that can make it difficult or impossible to ask for help and support at the time of the incident(s). In addition to the psychological, physiological and emotional impact, services and expertise have traditionally been difficult to locate which can contribute to delayed access [...]

By | 2016-02-04T04:15:06+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Need Help, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Historic Event

Recent Event

You can call 911 or go to the Emergency Room to seek help. If you have experienced sexual violence in the past 5 days, you may be able to access crisis response services that are designed for this short window of time. People who find therapeutic support soon after a traumatic experience may find that [...]

By | 2016-02-04T04:05:27+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Need Help, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recent Event