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New online tool coming to help sexual abuse victims get support and treatment

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Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children

There’s a new tool that will soon be ready to help victims of sexual abuse get support and treatment. The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) of Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children will roll out a new chat feature on its website next month.

Right now, those seeking help can call the center’s 24-hour hotline at 808-524-7273, or walk in to get help. But staffers there say this new webchat option will help reduce barriers to reporting sexual abuse.

The Conversation spoke with Christy Werner, a social worker at the Center, and Llasmin Chaine, the Center’s Education and Outreach Manager, to learn more.

Further Listening: Werner and Chaine share what the public can do to help — and some red flags to look for.

How can you help curb sexual abuse?
Christy Werner and Llasmin Chaine

Learn more about the Sex Abuse Treatment Center:

Sexual Violence Prevention Curricula & Training Program:

This interview aired on The Conversation on Dec. 14, 2021. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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