You do not need specific and/or graphic details to support a survivor. It is, in fact, extremely harmful to the survivor and could even indicate something very toxic about you. Some professionals refer to it as “verbal porn”.
We are well aware that we are likely to have those in attendance who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Because of that, we always try to make even our general public events be survivor friendly in a variety of ways.
Sometimes people are uncertain about specifics of reporting. It’s important that we direct those seeking help to the actual laws of their State, while encouraging everyone to be a moral reporter.
Abuse of any kind can and often does damage the brain in documentable ways. There are trained counselors who understand how to gently work with a person to bring help and hope to them. Self-appointed gurus and/or counseling centers are NOT those people or places.