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American Red Cross CPR / First Aid Classes

AAmerican Red Cross CPR and First Aid Classes are available to all for a fee. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care subscribers can use their health education reimbursement benefit to pay for the classes.

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Medical Accompaniment

Typically, an advocate will accompany a survivor of sexual assault to the hospital for medical care after the assault (specifically for a rape kit). This generally happens one of two ways: The survivor calls the hotline and decides to go to the hospital, at which point the advocate would meet the client at the hospital or at a determined location. A survivor is at the hospital and discloses the abuse. The hospital is mandated to call the local crisis center for services which will prompt an advocate to come to the hospital. The client can then accept or refuse services.

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Legal Accompaniment

An advocate can be made available to assist survivors in navigation of the legal process, whether that is criminal, civil or the University’s conduct system.

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For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours. 

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Crisis Intervention

Advocates from the SHARPP office can help you work through your crisis. The advocate’s goals in crisis intervention are to assist you in sorting through options, feelings, thoughts, and reactions, strengthening coping responses, regaining control, and renewing previously healthy relationships.

Through the 24-hour support line, office appointments and walk-ins, SHARPP strives to provide support whenever you need it.

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Advocacy

Advocates are trained staff and volunteers of SHARPP who meet with survivors to provide a wide-range of services. All advocates are required to undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse and stalking, and the systems that pertain to these issues. Advocates empower survivors by providing information, tools, resources and opportunities. They are trained to work with survivors respectfully, recognizing that systems may be confusing and overwhelming to survivors.

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Academic Intervention

If you find you are having trouble keeping up with your coursework, studying for tests or completing assignments on time, come talk to a SHARPP advocate.  SHARPP may be able to provide you with an Academic Intervention, through which we will ask your professor(s) to give consideration to you in your coursework.

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Supporting a Friend

Monthly online chat sessions for all members of the UNH community who are concerned about someone they love who is currently experiencing or has experienced sexual violence, relationship violence and/or stalking. These chats are a great way to get support and information on how to help your friend.

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Support Groups

Support groups offer a safe space in which survivors can talk about their experiences with other survivors. SHARPP currently does not run any support groups for survivors, but we are always open to changing that. 

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Information Library

SHARPP has lots of up-to date information on issues concerning Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Abuse, Stalking, Consent or Healthy Relationships. Click onto one of the links and find out more about these topics including what they are, what you can do if you or someone you care about it is affected by abuse, answers to FAQs and what the available resources are for members of the UNH community.

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Debriefing Consultations

We can come to your classroom, residence hall, apartment complex, department, Greek house or other facility to provide a debriefing process in a format that allows individuals an opportunity to discuss their feelings and reactions to a traumatic event or difficult situation.

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To schedule a debriefing consultation, please contact Amy Culp, Direct Services Coordinator at (603) 862-3494.

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