Access to healthcare after sexual assault can be critical to survivors beginning the healing process and to prevent long term health consequences. Reporting the assault to law enforcement should not be a barrier to accessing this care. In 2005 the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) stated that victims of sexual assault must be provided access to a medical forensic exam free of charge and without being required to cooperate with law enforcement or participate in the criminal justice system. Practical implementation of these options when working with multiple jurisdictions can be difficult without collaboration between community responders.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program Sigma Theta Tau
IUPUC Columbus, IN August 23-September 27, 2018
Marion County Center of Hope Indianapolis, IN August 3-October 5, 2018
AHEC-WCI/ENA Terre Haute Clinical Training-August 15-16, 2018
Classroom: IU Health-Riley Children's Hospital Indianapolis, IN November 12-16, 2018
Online: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Pediatric IAFN