Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARA)
Sexual Assault Response Advocates Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARAs) are on-call 24-hours a day to provide emotional support, advocacy, and crisis counseling to sexual assault survivors at hospitals, police stations and throughout the legal system. The purpose of a SARA is to provide support and information to a victim and family members during the sexual assault examination, and assist the nurse in any way possible.
YWCA SARAs work with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) at the YWCA Enid to provide the only SANE room response in northwest Oklahoma. The SARA team is comprised of both staff and volunteers who have completed an intense 34-hour training program. Training is offered several times a year to those who want to volunteer.
Suggestions for prevention:
5 Things to say to a Victim of Sexual Assault: