JSGC Podcast

Mental Health Services for Victims of Sexual Violence

May 07, 2021 JSGC Season 1 Episode 7
JSGC Podcast
Mental Health Services for Victims of Sexual Violence
Show Notes

In this episode, Susan Elder and Bryan DeWalt speak with  Yvonne Hursh, project manager of Mental Health Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Rape, about barriers to accessing mental health services, available state programs, and recommendations for what Pennsylvania can do moving forward. The report was authorized by House Resolution 642 of 2020 and sponsored by Representative McNeil. The final report was released in February of 2021.

Several acronyms are used in this podcast:

  • SANE – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • RAINN -  the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
  • PCAR – Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • SART – Sexual Abuse Response Teams  

Additional Resources


Music by Joseph McDade.