Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $499,391)
The purpose of this award is to establish or expand Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs that will offer medical forensic care, advocacy, and other victim services to sexual assault survivors on college campuses. The primary goals of this program are to: 1) establish or expand SANE programs that will improve the delivery of sexual assault medical forensic care, advocacy, and other victim services to sexual assault survivors on campuses using coordinated community response strategies and 2) build the campuses' capacity to train and retain SANEs.
The purpose of the Campus SANE Network Program is to develop and implement a model to enhance sexual assault health care on small- to medium-sized university campuses, with an emphasis on those in rural areas. By leveraging the existing resources for 100 percent online SANE education at Duquesne University, the project will use this opportunity to improve access to comprehensive and evidence-based sexual response care to institutions across the country that are underserved. The model has three primary strategies: 1) SANE didactic training, to provide the knowledge and skills to campus nurses (N=64); 2) campus-specific consultation services, to identify needs and ensure solid connections to local community services; and 3) the Campus SANE Network, to provide continuing education, peer networking, and support for new campus-based SANE nurses. CA/NCF