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HEALTHCARE

Resources for professionals responding to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native people.

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When a sexual assault survivor comes to a SANE-certified hospital or community health center, a sexual assault nurse examiner is the first point of care. SANEs are trained to help survivors from providing evidence-based treatment to performing assessments to collect forensic evidence that can be used in a criminal trial. Learn more >

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Access free training related to the victims of sexual and domestic violence. These trainings allow medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge, skills, and competent clinical forensic practice. Learn more >

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Access technical assistance and essential knowledge about sexual assault medical-forensic examinations and related topics. Learn more >

 

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner

Technical Assistance Helpline:

1-877-819-7278

 

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SANE Program Development & Operations Guide 

from Office For Victims of Crime

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The Indian Health Service has implemented extensive measures to promote and enhance patient safety and accountability. IHS has established, publicized, and will monitor a hotline dedicated solely to reporting of suspected child/sexual abuse. Learn more >

Report any type of suspected child abuse occurring within an IHS facility and/or perpetrated by an IHS staff member:

1-855-SAFE-IHS (855 723-3447)

What is a forensic nurse?

Forensic nurses are registered or advanced practice nurses who have received specialized education and training to address the acute and long-term health consequences of patients impacted by violence.

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