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2 agenda 1.about surrey women s centre - who we are & what we do 2.pilot project - smart lessons 3.key results - the impact of coordinating a response for women & girls 4.coordination of victim services - working together to provide a continuum of care 5.next steps

3 about surrey women s centre

4 surrey bc Facts about Surrey, BC - 1 of the largest, fastest growing and most diverse cities in Canada - geographic area is 317 square kilometers - population is 463, population projected to surpass Vancouver in next years - 40% of population is immigrant - 60% of immigrant population is South Asian - highest absolute and % increase of Aboriginal peoples - key medical, legal and social services for region - social infrastructure is 1/8th size of Vancouver Pacific Ocean Surrey US Border

5 pilot project

6 we are smart.. /smart/ 1. the a 24-hour only emergency mobile response serving the fraser valley of british columbia, for women and girls who require emergency medical care for physical injuries and emotional trauma resulting from genderbased violence 2. surrey mobile assault response team 3. a partnership between surrey women s centre and Fraser Health dedicated to improving the safety of women and girls 4. a model to identify and address the barriers limiting the access of women and girls to key medical, legal and social services

7 at the hospital Make a police report Expert witness testimony Urgent medical treatment 2-5 hours Collect evidence

8 at the hospital Make a police report Expert witness testimony Survivor of sexual assault 24 hr Crisis Line Safe Transportation SMART Team Urgent medical treatment Comfort package Relocation Safe place minutes 2-5 hours Collect evidence up to 3 hours women and girls call us for help every week. SMART responds within minutes of an assault, 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Forensic nurses provide specialized medical care while emergency response workers make a safety plan. 8 hours

9 beyond the emergency room Safe place Emergency Clothing Follow-up Medical Police report Protection Order Crisis Grant Emergency Food Household Items

10 coordinating a regional response Sometimes the only thing preventing women and girls from going to the hospital is a safe ride.

11 key results

12 sexual assault referrals Sexual assault referrals doubled.

13 vulnerable women & girls aboriginal young girls sex work/exploit ation 9 out of 10 women and girls we serve are at increased risk. They are more likely to suffer serious and often life threatening injuries but least likely to ask for help.

14 sexual assault as a risk factor

15 unintended outcome increased police reporting rates

16 coordination of victim services

17 getting to the hospital increased access to forensic medical care Sometimes the only thing preventing women and girls from going to the hospital is a safe ride.

18 beyond the ER No Public Transportation System Hospital Polic Victim Public Transportation s e Services Boundary Forensic Nursing Services RCM P Municip al Communit y Polic e

19 next steps

20 women s safety patient navigators Systems Navigation Standardization Screening Protocols Working to improve our response to women and girls across key hospital departments.

21 systems navigation Regional Referral Protocol to Forensic Nursing Services Triage Algorithm Online Training Pocket Card C.A.R.E Pack - systems navigation framework - training for all ER personnel - quick reference tool for ER - gyni products w/ emergency info personnel

22 nurse practitioners specialized medical care to address the health impacts of gender-based violence

23 in memory of adriana youth

24 sex workers

25 information sharing protocols sharing information & locating missing women identifying & sharing information about predators

26 spreading the word smartalk

27 It s to help someone.

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