What does a Survivor Advocate do?
- Provide confidential support to survivors.
- Help with immediate safety needs and safety planning.
- Explain reporting options, including reports to the University (Title IX) or law enforcement.
- Provide support through Title IX and/or criminal processes if a survivor chooses to pursue them.
- Explain medical options; help survivors access medical care.
- Help connect with community resources such as Cross Timbers Family Services.
- Assist with on-campus accommodations.
- Provide psychoeducation on trauma.
- Help survivors prepare for discussions with loved ones.
Who do we serve?
- Any student who has dealt with sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, and / or stalking.
- It doesn’t matter when the harm occurred – sometimes students struggle with something that happened before arriving at Tarleton.
Faculty / Staff Consultations:
- We can visit about students of concern, how to support survivors, etc.
- We can provide information, presentations, materials, etc. for your classes.
Why do we serve?
- Trauma disrupts every facet of a person’s life.
- It can be challenging to concentrate on academics when wrestling with the aftermath of violence.
- We want to keep our survivors in school, working toward their dream of an education.
- Violence is wrong. Period. Survivors deserve support with getting their lives back on track and healing from harm. We can help with that process.
- BECAUSE YOU MATTER!