Getting Started

What can I talk to an advocate about?

Below are some ideas of what we could talk about. Every idea on this tool is optional, and we can talk about things not on this list, too!

Emotional Safety, such as...

Physical Safety, such as...

Academics, such as...
Reporting, such as...

Resources, such as...


Advocates & Therapists: What's the difference?

Advocates at PARC can offer immediate emotional support, information about options and resources, and help planning for safety related to experiences of violence, such as developing coping skills and filing for a restraining order. 

Therapists’ areas of expertise focus on long-term processing of trauma. Many people who meet with an advocate at PARC also see a therapist for support either while they are working with PARC or not until after.