Enhanced Emergency Sexual Assault Services

Increase comfort and knowledge with supporting people who have been recently sexual assaulted.

The Enhanced Emergency Sexual Assault Services (EESAS) training program is being offered by Forensiceducation.ca in collaboration with the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS). 

This program is designed for professionals working in the criminal justice system with people who have been recently sexually assaulted (e.g. healthcare, counselling, and law enforcement professionals). The intent is to increase comfort and knowledge with supporting people who have been recently sexual assaulted, providing comprehensive trauma informed services in any setting, standardizing terminology and interventions implications of injuries, and collecting or preserving evidence. This program is a total of 4.5 hours in length but it is online and can be completed on your own time.

What Will Participants Learn?

This program is currently offered at no cost and consists of eight modules, each approximately 1/2 hour in length with a short quiz to follow. You can complete the quizzes as many times as you like. There is also a pdf manual you can print – it is approximately 70 pages and follows along with all the modules.

The modules include the following:

  • Sexual assault issues and risks, trauma informed services and EESAS overview
  • Psychological considerations and consequences
  • Triage and drug facilitated sexual assault considerations
  • Consent, sexual assault history and interview techniques
  • Injury assessment and BALD STEP guide to physical findings
  • Body examination and evidence collection
  • Genital examination and evidence collection
  • Treatment, discharge considerations and follow up

Ideally you will complete all eight modules to help understand the role of various professionals and the entire spectrum of services the person who has been sexually assaulted experiences. The goal is to facilitate comprehensive understanding of all the phases of sexual assault care between professionals, which is not achieved if selectively taking modules. Once you have completed all desired modules, you will be asked to complete the information in a short survey link. A certificate will be mailed to you when this information is received.

Course Outline

EESAS Outline 2019 

Course Access

Please refer to the step by step guide to register for the course.