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Rural availability of sexual assault nurse examiners

Apr 4, 2021

For victims of sexual assault, high-quality health care provided by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) is associated with improved health and prosecutorial outcomes. However, very little is known about access to SANEs. Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor and SAFE-T Center principal…

SAFE-T Center creates blueprint for community-engaged response to sexual assault

Jul 1, 2020

Penn State’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center has been utilizing telehealth along with a community-engaged solution to enhance sexual assault care in rural and underserved communities in Pennsylvania. Now, its researchers are providing a guide to help others interested…

SAFE-T Center expands efforts to support sexual assault nurse examiners

Oct 30, 2019

Sexual assault rates are higher in rural areas of Pennsylvania than in urban areas, yet many rural hospitals don’t have the resources to provide high-quality sexual assault care. A $2.4 million grant from the Pennsylvania Commission On Crime And Delinquency will expand the efforts of Penn State’s…

Groundbreaking Nursing Podcast Series Highlights Pennsylvania Nurses

Sep 19, 2019

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition is excited to announce “At the Core of Care,” a new podcast series that highlights the creative efforts of nurses and their partners to meet the health and health care needs of patients, families, and communities. “At the Core of Care” weaves together themes of…

Strategies for Sexual Abuse Prevention: Raising Safe and Healthy Children

Apr 3, 2019

More than 20 percent of children who are sexually abused are assaulted before the age of eight, resulting in some of these children developing emotional and mental health problems, abusing alcohol and drugs, and dropping out of school. Early intervention and prevention efforts can decrease many of…

Editorial: Moving our communities from darkness to light

Dec 5, 2018

It is the quietest epidemic, but its numbers do not lie. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report revealed that one in five girls and one in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse, and that one in 10 boys and girls will be the victim of sexual abuse by the time…

SAFE-T Center takes part in congressional briefing on sexual assault victim care

Dec 3, 2018

The Penn State College of Nursing’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center played a key role in a congressional briefing Nov. 27 to educate congressional staffers about efforts to improve access to health care for sexual assault victims.  Some of those barriers include a…