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Health Minute: Sexual Assault

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. One in six American women has experienced an attempted or completed rape. Trauma from sexual violence left untreated has long-term health consequences.

Fortunately, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners have special training in evidence collection and working with patients who have experienced trauma, and the SAFE-T Center at Penn State provides support for sexual assault care in underserved communities through telehealth.

For more information, visit websites for the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the SAFE-T Center at Penn State

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted and needs help, you can call theRAINN Sexual Violence National Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE (4673).

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.