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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

Army Publishes SHARP Campaign Plan

"We must take conscious steps to understand and reduce environmental risks, identify predatory behaviors, and mitigate personal vulnerabilities associated with sexual assault and harassment," Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, G-1, said in the opening letter of the Army's first formal Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention campaign plan. Story

McHugh Speaks at 59th CASA Conference

Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke to 68 civilian aides to the secretary of the Army about the future of the Army June 24 during the 59th annual CASA conference. Story

Installations to Open SHARP Resource Centers

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. Story

7th CSC Promotes First Army Reserve CW5 in Europe

Debra Blankenbaker wears many hats for the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command. Blankenbaker, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, serves as chief of the 7th CSC's Officer Personnel Branch, G1 Section. She also counsels Soldiers as the program manager for the command's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. Story

Troops Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to SHARP During Training

More than 100 troops paused from their daily missions to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual harassment and assault across their ranks through awareness and prevention training. Story

DoD to Recognize Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation

The Pentagon has announced the first Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award to recognize military and civilian contributions to preventing sexual assault. Story

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