The Women’s Resource’s Medical Advocacy Program (MAP) continues to expand our presence in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. Medical Advocacy includes the healthcare-based identification of domestic violence, sexual assault & human trafficking victims within the healthcare setting. This program includes developing and implementing policies and procedures to enhance the health care response to these victims at various medical practices & institutions. WRC establishes relationships with health care systems to better serve patients and healthcare professionals alike. Trainings provided by our MAP are at no cost and cover a variety of issues related to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking.
Our Task Forces in both Lackawanna & Susquehanna County are made up of Medical Professionals who meet quarterly to discuss current/ongoing issues and help configure solutions for these problems. Our Lackawanna County Task Force began in January 2021. Susquehanna County’s Task Force had their first meeting in February of 2022. Both counties are accepting new task force members. To join you must work in either Susquehanna or Lackawanna County within the medical field (doctor, nurse, EMS, substance abuse, mental health ect).
Through support from the AllOne Foundation, WRC has been able to collaborate with VIP, the domestic and sexual assault crisis program serving Wayne & Pike Counties. This partnership with valuable input, is ongoing and has led to such things as SANE Training in fall of 2021. Our goal is to continue to provide SANE Trainings for all four counties. If you’re interested in joining the task force, scheduling a training or have some questions please contact MA@wrcnepa.org