April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness MonthHMH has worked hard to provide important resources like the Sexual Assault Nurse (SANE) Program for this vulnerable patient population. SANE certified nurses are qualified to complete very thorough sexual assault forensic exams. Last year alone, HMH treated more than 50 victims of sexual assault, and those numbers continue to increase.

HMH SANE program is also a proud leader of the regional Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) one of only a few in the state. SART is comprised of law enforcement, prosecutors, medical/forensic and representatives from Silverleaf – a local advocacy agency that provides sexual trauma recovery services.

“Fostering collaboration and teamwork among these support agencies is critical in aiding victims of sexual assault,” said Deanna Parker, RN, Assistant Vice President, Emergency Services at HMH. “HMH is proud to provide this leadership.”

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, HMH and Silverleaf will host a screening of The Hunting Ground on April 20th at The Historic State Theater Complex. The documentary addresses the epidemic of sexual assault and rape on American college campuses and the efforts by college officials to suppress these cases.

We encourage students, parents, alumni, faculty, advisors, administrators, and other allies to consider attending and learning more about how they can end sexual violence.

This event is free and open to the public. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Learn more about the event here.