Survivor Support Skills - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "Survivor Support Skills," which was led by Sam Paltrow and Katie Leader (Oberlin College Student Cooperative) at NASCO Institute 2014.


While it is challenging to get accurate statistics, there is a good chance that most of us know someone that is a survivor of sexual assault. We believe that everyone should have access to information on how to best support each other within our own communities. This workshop introduces tips and techniques for supporting and talking to a survivor. Furthermore, we will explore some practices that might seem they are supportive, but should actually be avoided. We hope that participants will leave with skills they can use with survivors of sexualized violence, and other forms of trauma.