The first 50 words to say are...
I am here to help
Listen, Refer & Connect, Take Care of Yourself. Of these actions, the most important is to recognize your own limitations and get your student connected to help. If your student wants to confidentially find out about their options, contact the Confidential Support Team.
The Confidential Support Team (CST) offers confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment. CST services include information and help accessing resources, short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. There is no charge for Stanford students. For more information about CST’s 24/7 hotline, hours and support services, please visit the CST web page.
CST is not currently web booking appointments. Students can call to schedule routine appointments via business line (650) 736-6933 and urgent support via the hotline (650) 725-9955. CST is continuing to offer ongoing therapy via video (Zoom) for students who are still in California (per state & federal licensing laws). For students who are not in California, CST is unfortunately not able to offer therapy due to cross-state license issues. However, no matter where the student is, CST can offer urgent/crisis support by phone and consultation to help students connect with appropriate local care.
Business line: (650) 736-6933
24 Hour Hotline: (650) 725-9955 (initially directed to CAPS on-call clinicians)
If you are a faculty or a staff member who works regularly with students, you are a “responsible employee” under Title IX who must share what you know with Stephen Chen, Title IX Coordinator, Kingscote Gardens, 419 Lagunita Drive, Suite 240, Stanford, (650) 497-4955, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Knowing that you must share can be nerve-wracking. We suggest that you are direct with the student and let them know that you must act under a legal obligation. Let the student know that the SHARE Title IX Office will work with the student to try and meet their needs, including trying to give them agency about whether to proceed to an investigation.)