This project provides information about the impact of sexual violence on health and tools for violence prevention and response.

Learn more about Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Sustainability and download the free SANE Sustainability App.

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.

Continuing education is a fundamental key to SANE program sustainability.  This resource collection includes information about online educational offerings.  You can also browse our elearning portal for new additions to our collection.


Forensic Healthcare Online

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)  Education Offerings


Clinical Teaching

Impact of Sexual Assault

This two page fact sheet provides general information on the impact of sexual violence on survivors, significant others and communities.

Sexual Violence Facts at a Glance (1 p.) by CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2008). This fact sheet provides information and statistics on the health outcomes for different populations who reported on their individual experiences of sexual violence.


Sexual violence can have lasting impact on health for any person at any age. We provide these resources in the hope that people who’ve experienced sexual violence can have better health outcomes, and that preventing sexual violence will lead to healthier people overall. For those of who have already experienced sexual violence, knowing the impacts on health may help you in deciding what approach to take in pursuing or receiving medical care.

Recent research and practice efforts have shown links between sexual victimization during childhood or adolescence and developing an eating disorder.  To provide more informed services, people working in anti-violence movements can review the resources in this online resource collection on sexual violence, trauma, and eating disorders.


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