chapter  21
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Changing the community response to rape: the promise of sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programmes

ByRebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is a Professor of Community Psychology and Program Evaluation at Michigan State University, USA. She has been involved in the anti-violence movement since she was 19 years old. In her sophomore year of college, she did an internship at a battered women’s shelter and the experience changed her life. After that, she began training as a volunteer rape victim advocate in hospital emergency departments, a role she enjoyed for 15 years. Combining advocacy and research has always been a passion of Rebecca’s, and her academic scholarship examines how the legal, medical and mental health systems respond to the needs of rape survivors. For the past seven years, Rebecca has been studying alternative community interventions for improving post-assault care for rape victims.