A trauma-informed and multi-disciplinary approach in offering outpatient post-sexual assault care

An increase in homeless patients reporting sexual assaults to clinical and non-clinical members throughout the organization led to the creation of a post-sexual assault treatment protocol to provide trauma-informed care that is initiated at time of disclosure. Post-sexual assault care is often retraumatizing which prevents patients from reporting these assaults to care teams. This protocol increases patient autonomy in decision-making while ensuring that post-sexual assault medical and behavioral health care is available. The protocol also aims to support staff to mitigate the risks of vicarious and secondary trauma.

Speakers: Lisa Schwartz, Nurse Practitioner, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Samantha Ciarocco, Director of Trauma Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Nicole Sabatino, Women’s Health Sites Co-Nurse Manager, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

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Categories: Clinical Guidelines, Clinical Practice, Conditions and Issues, Trauma
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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