This is a guest blog post by Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Outreach Director
Many SANE programs across the country are looking to expand their services to children. This type of expansion requires planning, training and infrastructure changes.
- For you and your multidisciplinary partners: Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma
- For some cross team discussions: The Advocates Guide: Working With Parents Of Children Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted
- As a companion to the guide, this interactive tool offers five grounding tools. Grounding tools offer the ability for anyone to calm their mind and body down during a scary time. This tool can be used together with a child or by a child alone.
- The free online course, From Approach to Practice: Improving outcomes for children after sexual abuse, reviews trauma-informed practices for working with children surviving sexual abuse, describes role-specific recommendations for working with these children, and identifies new ideas for collaborating with other professionals.
- Archived webinar: Who Said What?!? Utilizing Case Presentations to Improve Pediatric Forensic Medical Evaluations
We would love to hear about tools that you are using in the comments section. Does all this talk make you want to do more prevention focused work? Next month the SANE Sustainability blog will highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month resources.