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A victim-centered approach: Sexual assault nurse examiners provide vital response
By Andee Erickson on Feb 25, 2019

About once per month, Marcia Clennon spends her weekend on-call and ready to respond to victims of sexual assault. While traveling to whatever hospital the victim is at, she likes to spend that time mentally preparing. "We usually ask whoever called about it so we kind of know how to prepare, whether it's a traumatic stranger assault versus somebody they know or some sort of incest," Clennon said. "You would approach each one of those differently." Her colleague Amanda Paull agreed. They're both nurses at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. On the weekends, they work as sexual assault nurse examiners, or SANEs, for WINDOW Victim Services, which serves Carlton, Pine and Kanabec counties. Full article