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Library Resources in Support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS, AHIP on 2024-04-16T15:53:00-05:00 | 0 Comments

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Advocate Health is committed to helping survivors of sexual and domestic violence in times of crisis and throughout their healing journey. The library has resources to support our clinical teammates as they support survivors.

Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are specially trained and state certified to provide compassionate, trauma-informed care to sexual assault victims seeking care. These highly trained practitioners perform forensic exams pertaining to sexual assault and abuse, address sexually transmitted infection concerns, collect forensic evidence, testify in court as expert witnesses, and provide access to advocacy and after-care resources, supporting survivors through the entire process.

Advocate Health Midwest Library has a collection of eBooks for SANE/Forensic Nursing. You can find this collection on the Nurse’s Information Library Guide, under the "Books" sidebar. The Forensic Nursing collection includes many of the books on the International Association of Forensic Nurses SANE-P and SANE-A reference lists, as well electronic access to the IAFN Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Review book.

In addition to our forensic nursing book collection, we have additional ebooks to increase caregiver awareness and improve the care of survivors.

Featured eBooks:

Cover ArtSexual and Gender-Based Violence: A Complete Clinical Guide by Veronica Ades
Publication Date: 2020
Cover ArtEmotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse: Impact on Individuals, Couples, Children and Minorities by Giovanni Corona, Emmanuele A. Jannini, Mario Maggi This new edition aims to examine the impacts of maltreatment of both children and social minorities, such as homosexuals and gender dysphoric individuals or those affected by disabilities, in women, in patients, and describes skills that are of value in supporting victims of maltreatment and preventing discrimination. On this purpose, the new book is not only an update of the current literature on the topic, but will be also enriched by chapters dealing with the subtle border between courtship and harassment, with the responsibilitie​s of the health professionals, with the role of internet and pornography in the "economy" of abuses and sexual slavery, with forensic aspects of the abuses and with therapy of both suffered and operated sexual violence starting from prevention as social education until medical approaches. This new edition will be particularly useful to sexual medicine specialists, medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as graduate students in these disciplines, but also to sociologists, educators and law professionals. By fostering a better understanding of discrimination triggers and effects, this new edition will help clinicians and mentors to provide improved support through the tailoring of therapies to the needs of maltreated and abused individuals.
Publication Date: 2023
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Child Sexual Abuse: Current Evidence, Clinical Practice, and Policy Directions by Tanya S. Hinds , Angelo P. Giardino Approaches the challenging topic of child sexual abuse from an objective, evidence-based perspective, with a professional tone and orientation. Presents a framework and set of initiatives different from those used for the prevention of child physical abuse and neglect. Incorporates the growing body of evidence upon which current practice is based.
Publication Date: 2020

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