CLL Awarded Grant for Pediatric Sexual Assault Care Training

The NC Governor’s Crime Commission and Office of Justice Programs, in conjunction with the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has funded a program at the SON’s highly-acclaimed Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) to offer preparatory courses for nurses seeking to provide highly specialized, safe and sensitive care to pediatric and adult victims of sexual assault.

Scheduled for December 2015 (pediatrics) and April 2016 (adult), the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training will prepare trainees to coordinate health care for these sensitive populations with counseling and medical services, forensic collection, law enforcement and prosecution. For more information on the program, please visit the CLL’s website.

The grant not only enables the CLL to provide SANE training for up to fifty registered nurses, but will also fund the development of a community resource guide to facilitate the clinical and community requirements SANE trainees need to obtain prior to certification, as well as a short documentary to showcase the importance of SANE training for hospitals, domestic violence centers, and law enforcement and legal offices.