The Connecticut State Department of Public Health provided funding to the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence to develop a toolkit for healthcare providers about supporting patients who are victims/survivors of sexual violence. Because sexual violence and related trauma impact physical, mental, and sexual health it is critical that healthcare providers have the tools they need to provide the best health care and resources to their patients who have experienced sexual violence. This toolkit provides an overview of sexual violence and how it affects short and long-term health and well-being and ideas for how healthcare providers can build their confidence and capacity to have difficult conversations about sexual violence with patients.
The toolkit contains the following components:
• A booklet/mini-handbook for providers
• Brochures that let patients know that their provider is a safe person to discuss their experiences of sexual violence with and why it is helpful to disclose this information AND provide suggestions for how to begin the conversation with their provider
• Posters that let patients know that their provider is a safe person to discuss their experiences of sexual violence with and why it is helpful to disclose this information
We are looking for feedback from healthcare providers who can share diverse perspectives from a variety of health specialties and positions while serving different patient populations. The short video below describes our request in more detail. The components of the toolkit can also be found below along with a link to a very short survey for providing your feedback. Thank you so much for your time and commitment to supporting victims/survivors of sexual violence.
Once you have reviewed the documents and video above, please click the link below and take a moment to fill out the survey. Thank you!Begin Survey