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All situations of disclosure are opportunities to initiate constructive and supportive interventions. Integral to this is the provision of resources and referrals.
Resources outside of the educational institution can expand the support surrounding a survivor of sexual violence and directly address the loss of support caused by the violence. Here are some resources that everyone can offer, see Provincial Supports
Resources offer choice, even if some options appear to be duplicated, choice is central to someone whose choices have been obstructed and overpowered.
Each University and College in Ontario has added resources that are specific to their communities to their policy and procedures websites: Working with advocates.
CLICK HERE for resources that are specific to your college or university.
Survivors working with an advocate has been shown to create more positive experiences with formal supports. This helps to reduce the hierarchy between professionals and survivors.