These National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners include recommendations for training objectives and topics that will enable an examiner to implement the recommendations.  This publication is a companion for a National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, which was released in September 2004.
 
National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners

The primary purpose of this document is to assist examination facilities to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the adult victim of a sex crime; maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence for potential use in the criminal justice system; address important issues surrounding the collection of medical and physical evidence.
 
Kentucky Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Protocol: Hospital/Community Facility Procedural Guidelines for the Forensic and Medical Examination of Adult Sexual Assault Victims in Kentucky

This compilation includes existing tools for assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) victimization in clinical/healthcare settings. The purpose of this compilation is to provide practitioners and clinicians with the most current inventory of assessment tools for determining IPV and/or SV victimization and to inform decisions about which instruments are most appropriate for use with a given population. This document will aid in the selection of assessment instruments to identify victims requiring additional services. This can help practitioners make appropriate referrals for both victims and perpetrators.
 
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings

This is the first comprehensive research report from the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault on New York City’s acute-care response to sexual violence. The study findings will help to improve existing services offered to sexual assault survivors in the acute care setting.
 
How SAFE is New York City? Sexual Assault Services in Emergency Departments

This resource contains bibliographic information on classic and current sexual assault and forensic nursing articles, research papers, and book references used in the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault SANE Training and Education Curriculum.

SANE Curriculum Bibliography Revised

This Violence Against Women Online Resources commissioned document outlines the components of a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model and illustrates the techniques and implementation strategies that should be utilized when gathering forensic evidence post sexual assault.
 
Evidence Collection and Care of the Sexual Assault Survivor: The SANE-SART Response

These recommendations were developed to provide useful and practical guidelines that will standardize the evaluation and management of sexual assault patients.
 Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient

This document provides a strategy for readying an institution for the implementation of a sexual assault examiner program.
 
Creating an Environment of Care

This guide was developed to provide technical assistance to hospitals interested in developing a Sexual Assault Examiner Program.
 
Comprehensive Sexual Assault Treatment Program: A Hospital Based Model Forensic Healthcare Program

This study was conducted to evaluate the adequacy of services provided to sexual assault survivors from their own perspective. This is the first ever citywide report that includes the survivor perspective in both the experiences of services and also in the recommendations for service improvement.
 
A Room of Our Own: Sexual Assault Survivors Evaluate Services

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