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Saturday, June 1, 2019

WMCHealth Launches VICTR Taskforce to Help Abuse and Trauma Victims

Posted By: Advancing Care

As seen in the March/April issue of Advancing Care 

Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) launched the Victim Informed Care & Trauma Recovery (VICTR) Taskforce in late 2018 to help serve the needs of abuse victims and those impacted by trauma in Westchester County. The Taskforce will bring together community partners to ensure a compassionate and streamlined approach to response and recovery for all victims.

The VICTR Taskforce links WMCHealth representatives with partners from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, local police departments, county agencies, community-based service providers, colleges and universities and faith-based providers.

Also participating will be Westchester Medical Center’s Forensic Acute Care Team (FACT), comprised of nurses and physicians who provide care and support to adult and pediatric sexual assault and abuse victims, as well as representatives of the medical center’s newly launched Sexual Assault Abuse and Victims Empowerment (SAAVE) program. 

Photo Caption:The VICTR Taskforce was announced at the WMCHealth Public Safety and Health Summit.