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The purpose of this training module is to provide emergency department health care providers training that will assist them in providing victims/survivors of sexual assault with appropriate and sensitive care in emergency departments. The training module provides an overview of the established procedures for collaborating with Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre staff about the care, transporting, and/or transferring of sexual assault victims/survivors who present to the ED.

Emergency Department Training

The training module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will consist of a pre-test, post-test, and knowledge checkpoints throughout the module. A certificate of completion will be available to you via download or email after the training module’s post-test.

By the end of the training module, you will be able to:

  • Define sexual assault and identify the health impacts
  • Recognize that there are individuals who may be at increased risk of sexual assault and may have unique needs
  • Identify indicators of a recent sexual assault and common barriers and benefits to disclosing sexual assault
  • Know how to facilitate a disclosure of sexual assault and respond in a supportive manner
  • Further understand your role and the role of SA/DVTCs in treating victims/survivors of sexual assault