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5 Phrases for Supporting a Disclosure​

Supporting someone who is disclosing sexual assault or abuse can feel overwhelming, and it’s common for people to worry that they won’t know what to say, or that they’ll say the wrong thing. Know that the most important thing is to just listen, and have empathy for what the person is saying. That said, in this audio we explore five key phrases you can use for supporting a disclosure, so that you can feel more confident in your support skills.

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