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Most teachers do not feel comfortable teaching sexual assault issues without extensive training, so only a small percentage of students get the tools they really need to reduce their risk of sexual assault and remain safe. Currently, the agency can only reach a small percentage of King County teachers because workshops are traditionally held off campus. Founded inKCSARC is committed to assisting victims recover from the trauma and to the ultimate elimination of sexual assault through community education and prevention programs.
The University of Washington's Medical Center Emergency Department announced today that an on-call sexual assault nurse examiner SANE will be available to treat victims of sexual assault. There are currently 22 on-call nurses in the Seattle area who are trained to conduct forensic examinations, UW's Health Sciences NewsBeat reported. This training, held at the Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress at Harborview, not only includes providing emergency contraception and treating potentially sexually transmitted diseases, but also teaches nurses how to document patient conditions, collect and package evidence, and even how to testify in court.
Harborview's Center for Sexual Assault provides medical and counseling services to sexual assault victims and their families. Thousands of patients are treated each year in Harborview's Neurosurgery Department for disorders of the brainspinal cordand peripheral nerves, including head and spinal cord injuriesstrokebrain tumorsdegenerative disc diseaseand spinal disc herniations. Its orthopedics service has often been listed as one of the top 10 services of its kind in the country by U.
From all that has come to the fore recently relating to sexual assault, one of the most important takeaways is that the situation is much more complicated than many had assumed. Inequity and misuse of power is almost always at the heart of such assaults. If you have been listening with an open heart and mind, it would be difficult to not hear the anguish and pain of the many women and men who have come forward to say they were assaulted—some by famous people, others by religious or other authority figures.
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If at any point your symptoms worsen or you feel like you are experiencing a medical emergency, call or proceed to the nearest emergency room. Led by an experienced, integrative team, the Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress offers a wide range of services, including:. Make an Appointment.
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If you become a victim of crime, or know of someone who is, please contact the American Citizen Services office nearest you. When a U. It can be more difficult because the victim may be in unfamiliar surroundings, and may not know the local language or customs.