Principle 10: Avoid raising expectations that cannot be met.

Survivor-centric approaches should strive to avoid raising expectations that cannot be met. It is important to prepare the survivors for realistic assessments of what engaging with various systems of support may involve, along with clear information in terms of timelines, potential costs, social and cultural implications, and other relevant information. Raising awareness through advocacy can ensure that survivors are not forced to labour under false impressions. Providers must endeavour to work with the survivor to establish and uphold boundaries to avoid transference and emotional dependence, both of which can be traumatizing and damaging to the survivor