U.S. Army Europe focuses on prevention during sexual assault awareness month

April 16, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as a part of the Army’s commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual assault, U.S. Army Europe will be educating Soldiers, federal civilian employees and family members through Bystander Intervention Training.

Mike Domish will host the event, adding a different approach to sexual assault/harassment training. This approach to sexual assault awareness addresses consent, healthy dating, sexual assault awareness and what is often labeled as a “silent” issue into an engaging and thought-provoking training event.

The intent of the training is to foster a dialogue about dating, consent, and sexual assault prevention. Achieving cultural change of the Army’s sexual assault prevention strategy includes helping change the participant’s attitude and behavior and decrease the acceptance of rape myths, to include victim blaming.

Training will be held on the following dates and locations:

April 23, 2012 Naples, Italy
April 24, 2012             Wiesbaden, Germany
April 25, 2012             Kaiserslautern, Germany
April 26, 2012             Heidelberg, Germany
April 27, 2012             Ansbach, Germany
April 30, 2012             Hohenfels, Germany
May 01, 2012              Grafenwoehr, Germany
May 02, 2012              Bamberg, Germany
May 03, 2012              Schweinfurt, Germany

For more information about Bystander Intervention training contact your unit’s SHARP representatives.

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