Resources and Reporting Options for the Eckerd College community

Community Support

Because of the trauma resulting from sexual violence, survivors are strongly encouraged to seek ongoing professional support. A therapeutic relationship with a counselor:

  • creates a confidential environment in which the survivor can discuss all aspects of their experience as needed or desired;
  • provides the survivor with valuable tools for coping with the stress and intensity of feelings, which may shift many times during a survivor’s recovery;
  • facilitates the healing process and monitors the survivor’s progress in regaining and maintaining emotional balance;
  • documents the survivor’s on-going request for assistance, should they wish to use such an attendance record in a conduct or court hearing.

Immigration and Visa Information for Victims of Sexual & Interpersonal Violence