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Cochise Family Advocacy Center, Inc.
214 East Tacoma Street  (PO Box 3413 Zip/85636)
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
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What We Are Learning
Cochise Family Advocacy Center, Inc. (CFAC) would like to thank Tribal Forensic Healthcare for graciously sponsoring the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent  (SANE-A) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric (SANE-P) training.  
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) (SANE-P) 

CFAC currently has 1 Nurse Practitioner and 1 RN who have completed the above courses.  Each course consists of 40 hours of classroom studies and 16 hours of clinical practice. 

The SANE's primary function is to obtain a history, perform a head to toe assessment, document injuries, and provide basic medical treatment to the victim.  It is essential the SANE be compassionate, courteous, patient, non-discriminating and genuinely interested and concerned for each individual.

The SANE collects and preserves forensic evidence in a meticulous manner.  Chain of custody and storage of evidence is a crucial part of this process.

The SANE-A and SANE-P courses provide insight into the responsibilities, duties, and challenges of other team members which help to provide compassionate and comprehensive care.

Included in the SANE training, is courtroom conduct, appropriate dress and testimony as a fact and/or expert witness.  

Victim Advocates

Our Victim Advocates will provide a variety of services both within our Center and in the community. Initially, Advocates will be available to victims brought into the Advocacy Center for medical and forensic services. They will provide company, comfort, education regarding processes, and resources available for each individual based on needs presented. This can include a presence during a medical exam and referral to a local shelter or other services in the community. As our Advocate staff grows, we will also provide Advocacy for victims as requested by law enforcement out in the community.

Victim Advocates must undergo a minimum of 40 hours of training and be mentored by a trained advocate.  Advocate Training Classes will be provided for people who are interested in becoming one of our Advocates  or for those individuals who have done Advocate work in the past and just need a refresher course. Keep checking back for announcements on upcoming classes.

Lori's Place offers Volunteer Victim Advocacy training courses. Please check back later in the year for more information on our next class.