First Nations Healer Working With Sexual Abuse

This video depicts the importance of recognizing that communities have unique assets and problems that impact Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program development.

Recognizing community uniqueness is one of the five key principles of SANE care that should be considered when developing a SANE program. The five key principles are patient-centered care, trauma-informed care, evidence-based practice, recognition of community uniqueness, and a multidisciplinary approach. These key principles should guide the development and operation of SANE programs to ensure the provision of comprehensive care to sexual assault patients. For more information about each principle, visit the SANE Program Development and Operation Guide at