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.

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this initiative seeks to raise awareness of sexual violence within the healthcare community, and encourage healthcare professionals to become active partners in prevention. This initiative is based on the recognition of the crucial role of healthcare workers in interfacing with the public across the lifespan.

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.

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.


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.

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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