A Sexual Abuse Forensic Exam (SAFE) is recommended for all children who may have experienced skin to skin contact by an alleged perpetrator. SAFE exams must be conducted by a trained medical professional. The exams are comprehensive and are a head to toe exam that is non-invasive. SAFE exams are important for two main reasons- to see if there are any medical concerns or physical evidence and also to reassure the child that their body is normal and healthy.
At this time, The Child Center, Inc. provides assistance for children to receive quality SAFE at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.