Develop a SART
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Decide on Core Membership

Mental Health Officials

Core mental health professionals include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, and marriage and family therapists.

On a SART, mental health officials—

  • Educate the team about posttraumatic stress disorder and counterintuitive behaviors.
  • Provide information about mental health treatment.
  • Educate the team on risk factors for suicide among victims.
  • Bridge services to ensure that mental health support is provided to victims and their families.
  • Educate the team on vicarious trauma and debriefing techniques.
  • Help implement initiatives aimed at teaching the community how to prevent sexual assault.