Often, expanding one’s support network after an experience of harm can be beneficial. There are a a number of spaces on and off campus where you can find services and access to community and social support.
SHARE Advocates (Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education), 401.863-2794, BWell Health Promotion, 3rd floor of Health Services
The SHARE Advocates are available to help students affected by sexual violence. Confidential services include support for a survivor or the friends of a survivor, help filing a complaint (if that is the student’s choice), help navigating resources at Brown and in the community, and educational programs for the student community. When you get support, you do not have to pursue any specific course of action and no action will be taken unless it’s something you choose.
Counseling And Psychological Services
Clinicians provide confidential crisis support, follow-up appointments, and 24-hour on-call services for any Brown student dealing with sexual violence. Located at J Walter Wilson, Room 516.
Day One: Rhode Island’s Sexual Assault and Trauma Center
Provides treatment, intervention, education, advocacy and prevention services to Rhode Islanders impacted by sexual trauma. Along with offering support groups and legal advocacy Day One offers trauma-informed clinical mental health care, which you can read more about here.
Therapists in the Providence Community
For local resources on finding therapists in independent practice, Zen Care and Psychology Today are both resources that compile listings of therapists who have a variety of specialties and treatment methods. Both websites allow you to search according to specific key terms, read profiles, and schedule initial consults.
Brown Identity Centers
The Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, the Center for Brown Students of Color, and the LGBTQ Center may be places you receive resources and may be comfortable speaking to staff members about your experiences. Please keep in mind the responsible employee policy when choosing to disclose details of an adverse experience with staff members within these centers. Any staff member who is considered a responsible employee should alert you to their reporting responsibilities before you disclose personally identifiable information.
If you live on campus, your Residential Peer Leader (RPL’s- including Women’s and Minority Peer Counselors and Community Assistants) will be able to connect you to resources around campus and provide support for concerns around your living situation. Keep in mind that RPLs and Community Directors in The Office of Residence Life are considered responsible employees and will need to report disclosures of interpersonal and sexual violence to the Title IX Office.