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Sexual violence can affect the whole person in body, mind, or spirit. The responses of the body to a traumatic experience, like a sexual assault, can have lasting impact on health for any person at any age.

Practicing Prevention: Healthcare and Sexual Violence

The materials listed below outline issues, activities, resources, and promising practices on the prevention of eating disorders, traumatic events that can lead to their development, and cultural norms that reinforce unhealthy attitudes around weight and body image.

The NSVRC works with the following national healthcare provider associations that have been funded by the CDC to expand their leadership role in addressing sexual violence prevention. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College Health Association, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses are funded to create educational and support materials that will foster the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their members to address sexual violence prevention in their practices and communities.

Recruiting new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) is one of the biggest challenges for many struggling programs who feel they cannot maintain adequate numbers of nurses to provide 24/7 coverage. What follows are some basic concepts to keep in mind when planning for recruitment and some suggested strategies to make your recruiting efforts more successful.

Recruiting Basics

The following materials have been collected to provide critical information relevant to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program sustainability. For information on how to obtain print copies of these documents, submit a request to the NSVRC team.

A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Exams
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (2004).

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