Sexual Violence can have serious medical and health consequences for the victim and her family. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) tab explains the critical role of the SANE in a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART); SANE certification; and the SANE Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE).
The International Association of Forensic Nurses' (IAFN) goal is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.
The IAFN tab contains their latest updates, newsletters, and webinar schedule.
Thetab has information and resources about the myriad adverse health consequences associated with sexual violence, including, general physical injuries arising from the assault;
It is important to note that victims of sexual assault are more likely than the general population to suffer from adverse health effects as a result of their trauma. This may include but is not limited to:
is a unique model of care that draws upon the strength and resilience of Indigenous women. SAFESTAR aims to put an end to sexual violence and to provide compassionate, holistic care for women and teen victims.
Specially selected and qualified Native women learn the skills necessary to:
The HIPAA and Subpoenas tab contains information about confidentiality, court orders, subpoenas, and discovery requests.
Information and resources about the major sexually transmitted diseases is contained in the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) tab.
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