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)



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.

Pediatric SANE

(413) 499-2800 ext. 123

Berkshire County Kid's Place

63 Wendell Ave

Pittsfield, MA 01201