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    Homer nurse Colleen James had been working in her field for about five years when she was confronted with something she'd never dealt with before - a child patient who was sexually assaulted.

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  • "I just felt very passionate that there had to be a better way to take care of victims of crime, of sexual assault, so I started researching and I found out there were a couple programs in the United States using nurses to do the exams . and we had the first training there in Homer in 1993," said James, now a SART trainer herself.

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  • "No one knew how to take care of that child and it ended up being a pretty hideous experience for everyone involved, especially the child," said James, who was working in Homer at the time.

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