Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Pedi-SANE)
At Berkshire County Kid's Place we practice a team approach to the care and treatment of children who may have been sexually abused.
A Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Pedi SANE) is part of the team available for your child and family. The Pedi SANE can provide information regarding growth and development, sexuality and preventing sexually transmitted diseases. They can also answer any other questions you or your child might have.
The Pedi SANE nurse is specially trained to care for children when there is a concern or report of sexual abuse. This care may include the recommendation that a child have a special exam known as a forensic medical exam.
This forensic exam is not painful or invasive and it is important for many reasons:
To ensure the health and well-being of your child
To reassure your child that everything is okay with their body
To diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be related to sexual abuse
To document any possible physical and forensic findings
To collect forensic evidence that may be present on the child's body (if exam is conducted within 72 hours of contact)
AT KID'S PLACE, THE MA PEDI SANE PROVIDES ALL FORENSIC EXAMS
MA Pedi SANEs can offer expert advice regarding medical health questions or concerns.
Please feel free to contact our Pedi SANE if you have any questions or would like more information about our services.
(413) 499-2800 ext. 123
Berkshire County Kid's Place
63 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201