Highland’s Sexual Assault and Response Recovery Team proves invaluable
When sexual assault is featured in a TV drama, a director yells “cut,” actors and production crews on set disperse and everything returns to normal. When sexual assault happens in real life, there are no television crews – just a life in shambles that rarely quickly returns to normal.
With such crimes becoming more prevalent in our society, it is more important than ever to recognize and fortify first-responders like the Sexual Assault Response and Recovery Team (SARRT) at Highland Hospital’s Trauma Center.
With survivors of sexual assault, sex traffic, and domestic violence in mind, SARRT implements therapeutic interventions SARRT that are uniquely comprehensive, providing advocacy and accompaniment for medical services, forensic exams, law enforcement and court hearings.
It also grants patients access necessary resources and makes referrals for clothing, food, shelter, and employment as needed while they are on the road to recovery.