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Doc Gives Candid Talk on Women's Issues in Military

"I'm going to talk about subjects that make men squirm," warned Retired Army Col. (Dr.) Elspeth Ritchie, before discussing sanitary conditions in the field, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and other topics focused on military women. Story

Odierno Conducts Virtual Town Hall

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently participated in a virtual town hall where he answered questions on topics ranging from the Ebola outbreak to sexual harassment. Story

Chandler Discusses Sexual Assault, Suicide During Town Hall

Character, commitment and competence are key to reducing sexual assaults and suicide among service members, according to the Army's most senior noncommissioned officer. Story

Virginia Guard Senior Enlisted Soldiers Attend Training

Nearly 50 senior enlisted soldiers from around the Virginia Army National Guard recently completed a two-day senior leader sexual harassment/assault response and prevention course on Camp Pendleton, Va. Story

SHARP Hosts Stand Down on Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood's Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention stand down targeted the chain of command, sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates. Story

Simulations Teach Counseling Skills

The idea began with six-foot avatars interacting with students in a classroom, and matured into computer-based simulations to help soldiers with counseling. Story

Army Avatar-based Simulations to Boost Counseling Skills

The idea began with six-foot avatars interacting with students in a classroom, and matured into computer-based simulations to help Soldiers with counseling. Story

Army Establishes Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Academy

The chief of staff of the army directed analysis of a centralized SHARP Academy to institutionalize the training, competence, and professionalism of Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Victim Advocates, and SHARP Program Managers. Story

Soldiers Attend Cutting-edge Training

Leaders in Kuwait and Qatar hosted a reading of "Tape" in an effort to raise awareness and generate discussions about sexual assault and sexual harassment. Story

Victim Advocates Conduct Community Training

Sexual Assault Victim Advocates from Fort Detrick, Maryland conducted partnership training with local sexual assault response agencies at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Story

Program Seeks to Help Reduce Trauma

Sexual assault affects victims for a lifetime, and one way the Army is helping to mitigate the traumatic effects those victims face is by providing victim advocates. Story

'Got Your Back' Offers Soldiers New Approach Training

Soldiers with the 89th Military Police Brigade took part in the revolutionary Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Got Your Back training. Story

Command Promotes Collaboration to Combat Sexual Assault

The 81st Regional Support Command's Ready and Resilient Campaign is trying to decrease the incidents of service members harming themselves by combining the efforts of other soldier wellness programs such as Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program and the Army Substance Abuse Program to promote overall resiliency. Story

SHARP Helps Victims Become Survivors

If you are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, there is help available through the Army's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Response and Prevention program. Story

Retaliation Against Victims Now Criminal Offense

A directive from Army Secretary John McHugh that makes retaliation against those who report crimes a crime itself, has gone one step further to provide a safe environment for victims of crime to speak up. Story

Soldiers Hold Reading of Play

The shocking words read by actors during a dramatic reading of the play "Tape" provided a unique Sexual Assault/Harassment Response and Prevention training event for U.S. Army Central and Area Support Group- Kuwait soldiers and civilians Aug. 5, 2014. Story

Preparing the Best to Test the Rest

Eighty-eight soldiers and civilians participated in the Observer Controllers/Trainers Academy for the Vibrant Response Exercise, which included sexual harassment/assault response and prevention training. Story

DoD, DoJ Improve Sexual Assault Response Advocate Training

The Defense Department teamed up with the Justice Department to produce an advanced training program for advocates who provide support to military victims of sexual assault, senior DoD and Justice Department officials said. Story

Changing the Army's Culture of Cultural Change

In a profession as large as the U.S. Army, trying to influence the way organizational members think about specific issues can be a vexing proposition. Story

Spiritual Soldiers Tailor Training for Mission Accomplishment

Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade conducted their religious support team training with the brigade's unit ministry team. Story

SHARP Training Key to Prevention Approach

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is a key element in the Army's multifaceted prevention approach. Leaders must establish a positive command climate that supports Soldier safety, emphasizes Army values, and encourages candor and trust among team members. Story

SHARP Resource Center to Open at Fort Campbell

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe – including Fort Campbell. Story

Soldiers Experience 'Happy Hour' of Safety Education

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan presented his "Happy Hour" show, "Comedy is the Cure," inside Fort Eustis' Jacobs Theater, July 2, to communicate the importance safe, smart decision-making. Story

Army SHARP Annual Unit Refresher Training

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is a key element in the Army's multifaceted prevention approach. Leaders must establish a positive command climate that supports Soldier safety, emphasizes Army values, and encourages candor and trust among team members. Story

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