Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
OVC FY 2021 Expanding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services to Victims of Sexual Assault Pre-Application Webinar
Establishing a Multi-pronged, Trauma-Informed Campus-Based SANE Program at the University of South Alabama
The Sexual Assault Forensic Evaluation and Treatment (SAFE-T) Program: A Campus, Community, and Hospital Collaboration
Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart highlights that during the pandemic it is more important than ever to raise awareness about safety on college and university campuses across the country. In this message, Director Hart provides an overview of an Office for Victims of Crime initiative to provide grant funding to sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs on college campuses to offer medical forensic care and other victim services to sexual assault survivors.
Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence, regardless of age, race, or gender. Likewise, assailants can be anyone: strangers, friends, or family members.
Crimes involving sexual violence often lead to long-term negative consequences for the victim. In addition to any physical injuries from the assault, victims often suffer from emotional and psychological trauma that sexual violence introduces into their lives.
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.
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