November 10-14 is Forensic Nurses Week

What is a Forensic Nurse? A forensic nurse provides specialized care for patients; both victims and perpetrators of violence. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are the largest subspecialty of forensic nurses in the United States. They receive specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of a patient who has experienced sexual assault [...]

2017-03-31T15:41:50+00:00November 10th, 2014|

Sexual Assault of People with Disabilities

Women with disabilities are twice as likely to be sexually abused as women without disabilities.  As many as 86% of women with disabilities will be sexually abused in their lifetime. Why is this population so vulnerable?  They may not be able to protect themselves or recognize they need protecting; they may put themselves in risky [...]

2017-03-31T15:38:10+00:00October 16th, 2014|

Choosing to Stand Up

*All names have been changed to protect individuals* It was 2:50pm when I met Jenny and the school day was almost done. She stood before me looking timid and scared but purposeful at the same time. I had just presented to middle school students on sexual assault, consent, and standing up for the people around [...]

2017-03-31T15:35:38+00:00September 11th, 2014|

Operation Cross Country

Operation Cross Country, an initiative to address the sexual exploitation of juveniles, is an annual law enforcement action that takes place once a year for a three-day period. 106 cities across the US work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies who also partner with FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited [...]

2017-03-31T15:30:32+00:00August 15th, 2014|

Why is a month designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Most people prefer to avoid the topic of sexual abuse/sexual assault. They may even believe it doesn’t happen in their family, their school, their city, their church, or their community. It is happening everywhere. One out of every 3 females is sexually abused before the age of 18. Many [...]

2017-03-31T15:27:13+00:00April 1st, 2014|
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