This journal article was provided at the workshop titled "Beyond Trauma: A Presentation of Dr. Stephanie Covington’s Trauma Theory and Beyond Trauma Women’s Groups" at the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013.
This Power Point presentation was presented by Qullin Drew Musgrave and Liz Cascone from the Action Alliance at the Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Family Violence Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013.
This online learning module on a model healthcare response to sexual assault has been made possible hrough a partnership with The Virginia Department of Health's Office of Family Health Services' Division of Prevention and Health Promotion and the Action Alliance. The training focuses on the Healthcare Guidelines for the Acute Care of Adult and Post-Pubertal Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims. The Guidelines provide comprehensive guidance to responding to sexual assault in a variety of healthcare settings.
Participants will be able to:
• Describe the history and purpose of the guidelines;
• Identify and describe the four fundamental criteria of a model healthcare response to a sexual assault;
• Thoughtfully address patient care priorities throughout a healthcare visit;
• Inform a sexual assault patient about medical, forensic and legal issues effectively to minimize further trauma and finally,
• Examine the collaborative relationships among hospitals, clinics, crisis centers and law enforcement to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education Credits are available through the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Professional Education Programs.
To take the training click here. You will need to register for the training and launch the course through the Action Alliance Learning Management System. Please contact the Action Alliance at 804.377.0335 or email@example.com should you need assistance launching the course.
This training module and the continuing education credits were made possible by the Preventive Health and Human Services Block Grant number 704E23289 through the Virginia Department of Health.
In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation stating that “the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall promote the use of local and regional sexual assault response team policy and protocol, established pursuant to subdivision 46 of §9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, as an integral part of an effective coordinated community response to sexual assault” (Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 980). The Code directs that DCJS shall “establish training standards and publish a model policy and protocols for local and regional sexual assault response teams” (§9.1-102). In accordance with these legislative mandates, DCJS developed these guidelines based on review of existing state and national protocols and best practices and consultations with local Virginia sexual assault response team members. This model protocol focuses on adult sexual assault.
A report on a 2-year (2006-2008) demonstration project funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance, 2009.