Principle 7: Every attempt to support a survivor must involve an ecosystem approach.

Survival is not a destination, but a process that takes as much time as necessary, with timelines differing for each survivor. In the process of healing and responding to the incident(s) of violence, survivors may or may not seek out different forms of support. Regardless, care providers must ensure that survivors are made aware of all their options, consequences (to the extent foreseeable) of those options, ways to exercise / operationalize those options, and avenues to seek them. In sum, the entire landscape of support must be a spectrum of options made available either through physical access or through options for a survivor to exercise. A survivor-centred approach cannot be implemented on an ad hoc basis.