The response of the person to whom a survivor makes an initial disclosure has a significant impact on their healing process. Whether you are a friend, RA, professor, staff member or parent, there are things you can do to support a person who discloses an incident to you.  You can help by listening and believing them, providing them with information about resources available to them (download a quick reference guide for emergency situations or a comprehensive resource brochure), and supporting their choices about the resources they may need.