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 New York State SAFE/SANE Training and Practice Related To Pediatric Sexual Assault Cases: Survey Results

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Key Findings

  • 47% of all respondents reported that they, or the examiners at their site, have not received additional training in pediatric sexual assault examinations. (N=62)

  • 41% of all respondents do not use SAFE/SANEs.

  • 36% of CAC/MDT respondents (N=22) and 18% of Emergency Department respondents (N=22) reported that they do not perform pediatric sexual assault exams.

  • 32% of SAFE/SANE respondents reported that they had not performed a pediatric sexual assault exam in the last six months which raises questions about the ongoing skill and the proficiency of the SAFE/SANE to perform exams.

  • 42% of all respondents reported that a doctor performs the pediatric sexual assault exam with a SANE while 40% of all respondents reported a nurse performs the exam with a SANE (N=52).

  • 35% of SANES report examining the child alone.

  • 74% of all respondents reported that a doctor reviews the pediatric sexual assault cases in their county (n=54); 31% reported that a nurse reviews the pediatric sexual abuse cases in their county (N=54).

  • 67% of all respondents reported that a doctor testifies in pediatric sexual abuse cases in their county (N=54); 60% of respondents also reported that a nurse testifies in pediatric sexual abuse cases in their county. (N=57).

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