Pioneering Partnership Working to Provide Talking Therapies from Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)
Received Date: Nov 24, 2017 / Accepted Date: Dec 08, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
Sexual violence may have a negative psychological impact on the victim. Some survivors will in time recover whilst others will go on to develop PTSD or suffer long term psychological sequelae, such as depression and anxiety. The Kent SARC, in conjunction with the Kent mental health partnership trust have developed a screening tool for nurses and crisis workers to assess which survivors are at particular risk of psychological harm and might benefit from rapid access to talking therapies, including EMDR. The screening tool and the pathway to permit rapid access to talking therapies is discussed and an early data set presented for patients treated through this pathway.
Keywords: Talking therapies; SARCs; EMDR
Citation: Love L (2017) Pioneering Partnership Working to Provide Talking Therapies from Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs). J Comm Pub Health Nurs 4: 205. Doi: 10.4172/2471-9846.1000205
Copyright: ©2017 Love L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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