SPCSA in communication with Dartmouth EMS

SPCSA has been in contact with the director of Dartmouth EMS, Ethan Thomas, concerning the recommendation made to the organization in SPCSA’s 2013 recommendations. Dartmouth EMS has an extensive training program in place concerning sexual assault that includes materials from Amanda Childress, co-director of the SAAP program, special primary patient care training and a psychological aid course taught by Dr. Kristen Gustavson. Additionally, Dartmouth EMS has offered first responder training multiple times in the past two years. SPCSA would like to commend Dartmouth EMS for their attention to and investment in sexual assault-specific training, and will be continuing to work with this organization to further develop and improve the impressive training already in place.