Resources for professionals responding to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native people.
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 >
Access technical assistance and essential knowledge about sexual assault medical-forensic examinations and related topics. Learn more >
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner
Technical Assistance Helpline:
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)