SAIN is a collaboration of volunteer
professionals working to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in
Hillsborough County, Florida through identifying, referring, supervising and
treating children with sexual behavior problems.
Provide community awareness,
education and training workshops
Serve as an advocate for youth,
families and professionals
Facilitate monthly cross system
review and analysis of
Access to a
specialized resource library
Ask professionals who are addressing the issue of
Reducing incidents of child-on-child sexual abuse
Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (SAIN) Recognized as a Best Practice Model
Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary George H. Sheldon established a work group to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers. Gabriel died on April 16 when police indicated he apparently hanged himself in the shower of his foster parents' home. The work group was asked to conduct a full inquiry into the facts of the case, in light of case management and judicial decisions, as well as determine the contributing effects that psychotropic drugs and sexual abuse had. On February 17, 2010, SAIN (Sexual Abuse Intervention Network of Hillsborough County) was asked to present to the work group addressing prevention, training, and intervention/treatment effective in reducing the prevalence of child on child sexual abuse in Hillsborough County. In the Gabriel Myers Work Group Final Report date May 14, 2010, the Sexual Abuse Intervention Network of Hillsborough County (SAIN) was recognized as a best practice model. The report findings noted The Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (SAIN), currently engaged in Hillsborough and Broward Counties, is a best practice which should be funded by the State or locally in other major counties. View full Gabriel Myers Report under legal process section of this website.
Many thanks to the dedicated SAIN members who volunteer their time each month to make this network a success.
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a grant from the Children's Board of Hillsborough County