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Pediatric SANE Program

Find Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services for children

For children 11 and younger if the assault/abuse has occurred within the past 3 days see Acute Pediatric Services.

For children age 12-17 if the assault/abuse has occurred within the past 5 days see Adult/Adolescent SANE Services.

For assault/abuse occurring outside of these time frames, use the information below for guidance.

When there is a concern or report of sexual abuse, children deserve to be cared for by a medical professional with expertise in this area. The specially-trained Pediatric SANE nurse at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is available to provide this expert care which may include the recommendation that a child have a special exam known as a medical forensic exam.  This special exam is important for many reasons: to ensure the health and well-being of the child, to diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be related to the sexual abuse, and to document any possible physical and forensic evidence findings.

Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) locations

Map of MA SANE Site and Children Advocacy Centers. Map of Massachusetts is divided into 6 regioins: 1. Western, 2. Central, 3. Northeast, 4. Boston, 5. Southeast, and 6. Cape and the Islands

Listed below are the eight Children’s Advocacy Centers across the Commonwealth with Pediatric SANE services.

Barnstable County

Children’s Cove
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
(508) 375-6926
Pedi SANE: Deborah Sorrentino, MS, FNP-BC, SANE

Berkshire County

Berkshire County Kid’s Place
63 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2800 ext. 123
Pedi SANE: Karen Egenes MS, RN, FNP-BC, SANE

Bristol County

Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County
58 Arch St.
Fall River, MA 02724
(508) 674 -6111
Pedi SANE: Cindy Moore, MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE

Essex County

Essex Children’s Advocacy Center
280 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 984-7535
Pedi SANE: Kristine Aznavoorian, MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE

Middlesex County

Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center
15 Commonwealth Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 897-8422
Pedi SANE: Mildrine Tulysse, MSN, FNP-BC, SANE

Norfolk County

Norfolk Advocates for Children
12 Payson Road
Foxboro, MA 02035
(508) 543-0500
Pedi SANE: Rachel Niemiec MSN, FNP-BC, SANE

Plymouth County

Plymouth County Children’s Advocacy Center
309 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 580-3383
Pedi SANE: Rachel Niemiec MSN, FNP-BC, SANE

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Children’s Advocacy Center
989 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 779-2144
Pedi SANE: Adine Latimore, MSN, PNP-BC, SANE

Pediatric SANE staff

Katherine Dudich, MSN, RN, JD
Pediatric Associate Director
Phone: (857) 350-0883
Katherine.B.Dudich@state.ma.us

Cindy Moore MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE
Pediatric Clinical Coordinator
Phone: (781) 400-4313
Cynthia.Moore@state.ma.us

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