This training will help advocates learn more about the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner and better understand the sexual assault medical exam. Included will be help in understanding general anatomy, medical findings and forensic evidence collection. Additionally, this training will include information on the collaborative roles of advocates and SANE nurses in the care of sexual assault patients.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the role of the SANE nurse in the care of sexual assault patients
2. Gain an increased understanding of what occurs in a sexual assault forensic exam
3. Develop increased knowledge of normal anatomy and medical findings in sexual assault exams
4. Discuss key aspects of the collaborative roles of the sexual assault advocate and SANE.
5. State important follow up considerations for patients including follow up medical exams, referrals for counseling and support, and safety planning.
Created by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Where We Live is a child sexual abuse primary prevention program. In contrast to many child sexual abuse curricula that focus on teaching children to protect themselves and report abuse, Where We Live focuses on engaging parents, adults, and communities to keep children safe, promote healthy child development, and change community norms that contribute to child sexual abuse. The training will consist of four, two-hour sessions, participants engage in active discussion and practice to build the skills necessary to intervene, ask questions, and talk with their children about boundaries, relationships, and healthy sexuality.
The advocate core training content reflects a philosophical approach to services which emphasizes an empowerment model to working with sexual assault survivors.This training satisfies the 30 hours of initial sexual assault training required by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy. Part 1 is a 7.5 hour online tutorial that you must complete prior to attending Part 2 of this training. You will get access to this online tutorial when WCSAP confirms your registration for the training. Part 2 is a 22.5 hour in-person training that takes place in Lacey from July 29th, 2014 to July 30th.
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