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Strategy: Privately support an aggrieved person

Help someone who has been hurt or offended, and/or prevent further injury or offense.
Listen supportively. Provide information about resources available to the aggrieved person

If the unacceptable behavior is on-going, the principal concern may be to help the aggrieved person develop a long-term resolution.


  • Situation #2:
    A fellow graduate student receives a public dressing down by a professor in a lab meeting.

    Response: In a private moment with the student a little while later, voice your concern that the professor was out of line being so critical in public and suggest that there are people the graduate student could approach for help, such as the Graduate Student Office or the Ombuds Office.


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