Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
The Holy Family Memorial sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are a team of sensitive and supportive registered nurses with specialized training in compassionate caring for the emotional and physical health of sexual violence victims.
SANE nurses are trained to:
- Identify physical trauma
- Document injuries
- Collect forensic evidence and maintain the chain of custody
- Test for and treat sexually transmitted infections
- Provide necessary referrals for both women and men
While we wish no one is ever a victim of assault, it is an honor to provide compassion to a stranger on one of the worst days of their lives. It is truly a privilege to serve our community in this way.
Blue Jeans Exhibit for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In Italy, 1992, an 18-year old girl was raped by her driving instructor. He took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car, removed her jeans and assaulted her.
He was sentenced to jail time, but the case was overturned on appeal. Because she was wearing very tight jeans, she had to help remove them, therefore the incident was consensual.
Women launched a protest by wearing jeans and speaking out about the myths of why women and girls are sexually assaulted.
More than 1 in 3 women experience sexual violence during their lifetime
Nearly 1 in 4 men experience sexual violence during their lifetime.
This exhibit has been created by InCourage and displayed in the Holy Family Memorial atrium to help raise awareness.