Avalon Autumn 2017 Newsletter

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Forensic Nurses Week Announcement

  As Forensic Nurses Week comes to an end, Avalon Centre wants to further acknowledge the important contributions that forensic nurses provide through the Avalon Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program by making an important announcement about the Avalon SANE Coordinator Role.   Susan Wilson is a registered nurse who has been an on-call SANE with the Avalon SANE Program …

Notice of Closure November 13th, 2017

Notice Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed Monday, November 13th, 2017 for Remembrance Day. We will return to regular business hours on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.   If you or someone you know has experienced a recent sexual assault (Within the last 5 days) we encourage you to call our 24/7 S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) response line at: (902) 425-0122. If …

Staff Development Closure November 16th & 17th, 2017

Notice Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed Thursday, November 16th, and  Friday, November 17th, 2017 for staff development. We will return to regular business hours on Monday, November 20th, 2017.   If you or someone you know has experienced a recent sexual assault (Within the last 5 days) we encourage you to call our 24/7 S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) …

Forensic Nurses Week

  November 6th – 10th is forensic nurse’s week. We would like to take the time to honor the incredible work and commitment of our team of Avalon Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program nurses. The SANE program responds to the IWK, Cobequid, QEII, or Dartmouth General Hospitals and provides medical attention and/or forensic evidence collection to folks of all …

Me Too

  #MeToo It takes courage and strength for a person to disclose that they have survived experiences of sexualized violence.  It’s because people have broken the silence, by sharing their experiences online, to their community, or even to just one person, that we are beginning to see societal and systemic change, but we still have a long way to go.  …

Office Closure October 9th, 2017

Thanksgiving Office Closure Notice Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed Monday, October 9th, 2017 for Thanksgiving. We will return to regular business hours on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. If you or someone you know has experienced a recent sexual assault (Within the last 5 days) we encourage you to call our 24/7 S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) response line at: (902) 425-0122. …

Panel discusses problems and opportunities around how the justice system handles sexualized violence

“What needs to exist for victims/survivors of sexualized violence/abuse to access justice?” This question was at the core of a recent panel discussion on “Sexualized Violence in the Legal System: Challenges and Opportunities”, that followed Avalon’s annual general meeting in September. The panelists were Stephanie Carlisle (supervisor on the Halifax Regional Police sexual assault unit), Susan McKay (regional Crown Attorney), …