Methodist Twitter chat aims to raise awareness to end domestic violence, sexual assault

Methodist Twitter chat aims to raise awareness to end domestic violence, sexual assault

Author: Methodist Health System / Source: Omaha.com Editor's note: The following article is sponsored content from Methodist Health Syste

Methodist Twitter chat aims to awareness to end domestic violence, sexual assault
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Editor’s note: The following article is sponsored content from Methodist Health System.

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According to the NO MORE campaign, a national organization focused on raising awareness and engagement around ending domestic violence and sexual assault, 12.7 million people are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners in one calendar year.

To put that in perspective, that’s approximately the populations of New York City and Los Angeles combined.

To further illustrate, that’s 24 people every minute.

Let’s bring those statistics closer to home. Our SANE/SART program at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital provided care to 400 survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking in 2016.

That’s an average of 33 cases per month.

“Sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking in the Omaha community is certainly not going away,” said Anne Boatright, coordinator of the Methodist SANE program. “Our efforts in 2016 are indicative of a trend that is consistent with what’s happening around the country.”

SANE, which stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, is a medical provider who has expertise in the care, treatment and evidence collection specific to these situations. The SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) includes the SANE nurse, a physician, victim advocate and law enforcement. Methodist offers the only forensic program in…

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