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

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.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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