Sexual assault is traumatic, physically and emotionally. SANEs go through intense training in trauma-informed care recognizing the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledging its role in a person’s life. SANEs know how to approach a victim and conduct a forensic interview that makes them comfortable answering questions about the assault.
Participants will learn how to appropriately respond to and conduct a medical examination with compassion and care. Learn about trauma-informed, patient-centered sexual assault forensic examinations, the Montana Sexual Assault Evidence Kit, the Montana Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking System, and more.
There is no fee for this course.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-AK-BX-0022 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.