Our Pediatric SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) offers specialized medical examinations and services at no charge to children who present with concerns or disclosures of sexual abuse and exploitation. The services are delivered in a compassionate, coordinated, and comprehensive manner that is responsive to each child's developmental, physical, emotional, and cultural needs.
Pediatric SANEs are specially trained and certified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to perform quality forensic medical-legal exams. Children who cannot be seen by the Pediatric SANE at the Middlesex CAC are referred to community hospitals for medical evaluation and forensic evidence collection.
Mildrine Tulysse is a licensed Advance Practice Registered Nurse who received additional specialized training and certification as a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and as an Adolescent and Adult SANE from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Mildrine has been an integral part of the Middlesex CAC's multidisciplinary team since October 2017. In her role as our Pediatric SANE, Mildrine works under the "do no harm" principle to conduct medical evaluations of children who present with disclosures or concerns of sexual abuse or exploitation. She will meet with you to explain the benefits of a medical evaluation and offer a spectrum of services that may include health teaching, medical consultation, evidence collection, and a full sexual abuse evaluation, including non-invasive imaging.
Mildrine has over fifteen years of nursing experience. Prior to joining the Middlesex CAC, Mildrine worked as the Pediatric SANE at the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County. In addition to her direct care work, Mildrine provides medical consultation to the MDT members, testifies as a fact and expert witness in criminal cases, and provides community education and trainings about child sexual abuse and the benefits of the CAC approach.
Mildrine received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Mildrine is fluent in Haitian-Creole.