1. Believe And Listen
- Start by Believing them
- Listen – without judging
- Let them know that you support and care about them and that they are not responsible for the incident
- Emphasize that there is help available
- Let them know they are not alone
2. Encourage Them To Seek Medical Attention
Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar has a variety of resources, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who can collect evidence and prescribe needed treatment and/or medications.
Call: 715-235-5531 | Ask for availability.
UW-Stout’s Student Health Services staff can provide a medical examination and consultation, testing for pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases, and follow up as needed. SHS cannot collect forensic evidence.
3. Refer Them To Resources And Support (Confidential)
The Bridge to Hope
Call: 1-800-924-9918 | Available 24/7
Text: 715-505-3640 | Available 24/7
4. Inform Them About Reporting Options (Non-Confidential)
Reporting parties will not be charged for underage drinking if they report to law enforcement.
Title IX Coordinator/Dean of Students Office
Call: 715-232-2222 | Ext. 1