Terms to Know

Whether you're a Survivor yourself or a member of the community looking to help, there are a lot of words, acronyms, and phrases that you may never have come across before. Here, we explain what many of those are and what they mean. Looking for a specific term? Use our Search tool below.

Key Terms and Phrases

The below terms and phrases are organized alphabetically. If you are curious about a topic that is not listed below, please feel free to reach out to us directly to learn more.

Accompaniment

The term used for when an Advocate stays with a Survivor during a medical exam, during court hearings, or any other time a Survivor would like assistance and support during any process after their assault.

Advocate

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Advocacy

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