Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence as a Mentor

 
  • Description of Resource:

    This guide reviews the “SEEK” strategy that mentors can employ if their mentee discloses information to them about past sexual trauma they have experienced. SEEK stands for Safe space, Empowering attitude, Empathetic response, and Knowledge about sexual assault. The guide reviews each of these steps, and how the mentor can address each of them to ensure the sensitive and effective handling of this critical information and support their mentee in connecting with key supports. Please note that while this resource offers important guidelines and insights for mentors who may be faced with a mentee’s disclosure of sexual trauma, it should not take the place of the support and involvement of a trained professional who can more appropriately respond to a young person’s needs. Mentoring programs should only advise mentors to discuss topics like sexual trauma insofar as mentors have been trained to do so.

    Goals:

    To provide a guide and plan for mentors to help them respond to the disclosure of sexual assault by a mentee.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    All mentoring organizations; mentors of sexual assault survivors.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    All.

    Key Personnel:

    None.

    Additional Information:

    More information about the publisher, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), can be found on their website, http://www.barcc.org

  • Resource Name:

    Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence as a Mentor

    Publisher/Source:

    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

    Author:

    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

    Date of Publication:

    2016

    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

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    Evaluation Validity:

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  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource is available for free in PDF format on the NMRC site.












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