Resources for Professional Partners

We are so thankful for our professional partners who make up our multidisciplinary teams for our child and adult survivors. Our organization, our clients and our community would be lost without you.

If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Below you’ll find a number of resources and articles to help you stay informed as you continue to respond to trauma in our community.

SART Resources

  • Law Enforcement: Lotus provides training to local law enforcement officers to share information and have a collaborative discussion to best meet the needs of child and adult victims. The training is usually 2.5 hours and can be held at Lotus or the local agency.
  • SANEs: Lotus facilitates Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Continuing Education Credits each year in conjunction with KASAP. This 5 hour training usually occurs in April and satisfies 5 CEU hours required in the area of sexual assault training.

SART Resources

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Communication hub connecting people with information, resources, tools, and expertise needed to effectively address and prevent sexual violence.

End Violence Against Women Online Training Institute
State-of-the-art training at no cost on the topic of criminal justice response to sexual assault.

OVC Sexual Assault Response Team Toolkit
Information and resources on Sexual Assault Response Teams and a collaborative approach to sexual assault investigations.

Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance
Gateway to current training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims.

National Center for Victims of Crime
Leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them; provides education, training, and evaluation and serves as a trusted source of current information on victims’ issues.             

Kentucky Attorney General Sexual Assault Toolkit
Comprehensive resource guides for law enforcement investigating sexual assaults and handling SAFE kits.


Prosecutor’s Medical Reference Guide
Includes information on understanding the medical evidence, preparing with a SANE before trial, medical terms found in the forensic medical record, and sample questions for SANE for direct examination.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
A communication hub connecting people with information, resources, tools, and expertise needed to effectively address and prevent sexual violence. Contains podcasts of strategies for prosecuting sexual assault cases.

End Violence Against Women Online Training Institute
Provides free training, including webinars, on the criminal justice response to sexual assault.

Social Workers

A Guide for Caseworkers
Published by U.S. Department for Health and Human Services. It details the practices and responsibilities of social workers as it relates to child protective services.

The National Association of Social Workers
A networking website, organized nationally and by state, and provides access to social work publications and continuing education opportunities.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Tools, information, and online training on childhood trauma.

National Children’s Advocacy Center
Find local CAC services. Also provides online training for professionals.  

Child Trauma Academy
Articles and research on interventions, brain development, child development, and trauma.

Medical Providers

Improving Health Care Access for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Article from Nursing@Georgetown, the online Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program from the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations
Publication from the US Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women with guidelines for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams.

A resource service providing online learning for SANEs and other SART members.

International Association of Forensic Nurses  
Network of forensic nurses that provides resources to train and develop your practice with other forensic nurses.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance
Designed to provide technical guidance for community based responses to sexual violence. It combines resources and expertise of IAFN to provide assistance to service providers.

SAFE Exam Toolkit Compliance Guide, 2010
Publication from Kentucky Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee offering information to Healthcare Providers.

HIV/NPEP Plan of Action
Publication offering information and recommendations for Healthcare Providers on Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis.