Message from the Deputy Public Health Officer
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. This year's theme is "Embrace Your Voice," building upon the voices emerging from the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. While studies have shown that most women want to be asked about their experiences with sexual violence, few health care providers screen any patients, male or female, for such trauma. The SAVE method is a simple protocol to start - S
creen all of your patients for sexual violence. A
sk direct questions in a non-judgmental way. V
alidate your patient's response and E
valuate, educate and make referrals. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has prepared a guide
for health care providers.