IMMEDIATE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED AND ARE IN DANGER/INJURED

  • Get to a safe place and call 911.
  • Do not shower, bathe, or brush your teeth.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke.
  • Do not use the toilet, but if you must, do not wipe with toilet paper.
  • Do not change your clothing.

 

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Counseling Recommendations

The effects of childhood sexual abuse are different for every child, but can include problems with behavior, interpersonal skills and psychological issues. Research shows that there are positive outcomes associated with early treatment following a disclosure of sexual abuse (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004).

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MEDICAL FORENSIC EXAMINATION ON PEDIATRIC PATIENTS (AGES 13 AND YOUNGER)

Here is some information regarding our medical forensic examination on pediatric patients. The forensic nurse examiners that work at the SATC have received extensive training to specialize in the care of the pediatric population.

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Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline  1-800-800-5556

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call Indiana's Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not have to be afraid anyone will find out who made the report because you can report abuse and neglect anonymously.

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