EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSNurses Trained To Aid Young Victims Of Sex Assault
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Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013 11:35 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Nurses from four states are getting specialized training to help young victims of sexual assault.
The nurses from West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana are in Huntington this week to undergo training on how to recognize, collect and preserve evidence in pediatric sexual assault cases.
They are completing work to become a pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner.
They will also learn how to interview victims and connect them to police and advocates to help.
"They're going to take care of just the broken in our community,” program coordinator Shalotta Sharp said. “But they volunteer to do that. They were not sent here, but they have the passion and we're excited that these nurses will take on that stand to do that."
Only about 1,000 nurses worldwide are trained in this specialized field.
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