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Graphic of DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPRO) Logo and link to the DoD SAPRO website
Graphic of Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and link to the RAINN website

 

Graphic with DLA SAPR Logo stating that April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

DLA SAAPM Proclamation - 2018

Memorandum of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) - April 2016

The Presidential Proclamation - National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2016

April 2016 Events for SAAPM - ALL SITES


SAPR NEWS ARTICLES


Belvoir Opens New Resilience Training Center, SHARP Resource Center - Amanda Stewart, www.army.mil

Senators Want to Help Troops with PTSD Appeal Bad Discharges - Richard Sisk, military.com

After 40 Years of Service, Army General Reflects on Women in Military - Lisa Ferdinando, www.defense.gov


Acting SECARMY Murphy: Sexual Assault, Harassment Detrimental to Combat Readiness - Stephen P. Kretsinger Sr, www.army.mil

ANMC Holds Sexual Harassment Training - Jennifer Bacchus, www.army.mil

Boys and Men: Survivors of Sexual Violence - Malinda Williams, The Taos News

Defense Secretary Outlines Strategies, Goals - Erik Schechter, Pensacola News Journal

DOD Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Advocate Certifications Grow - Amaani Lyle, Department of Defense News

DOD Uses Undisclosed Files to Defend Sex Assault Testimony - Richard Lardner, Associated Press


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS (PSAs)
Video PSAs are a popular medium for conveying sexual assault prevention and response messages. In the past year, even the White House has released video PSAs to address the scope of sexual assault (“1 is 2 Many”), and to encourage bystanders to step up and prevent sexual assault before it happens (“It’s on Us” campaign). There also are private organizations, such as the No More Campaign*, that have released national PSA campaigns to address victim blaming in the past few years.

• “1 is 2 Many” (White House Campaign) https://www.whitehouse.gov/1is2many

• “It’s On Us”(White House Campaign) http://itsonus.org/#videos

• “No More Campaign* http://nomore.org/psas/

• Air Force Video – #NotJustApril https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x-IPuDul9k

• “"It's On Us" - USNA Faculty and Staff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf1c8zq1BEI

• What if bears killed one in five people? Take the pledge at itsonus.org. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNVFPkmZTQ4


INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS
I Knew Him
 (1:59 minutes)

Developed by Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)*, this short video challenges viewer assumptions about victims of sexual assault, ending with the message “It can happen to anyone, but it’s never too late to get help.” This video is especially useful for prompting discussion about men and sexual assault victimization. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9UXWdao1uU

RAINN – Speak Out (1 minute)

This short music video by RAINN* places emphasis on the importance of believing survivors. Given its short length, this video is ideal for posting via social media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39yi_TBtkKg

Behind the Scenes at DoD Safe Helpline (3:32 minutes)

Survivors of sexual assault in the military can get a behind-the-scenes look into the DoD Safe Helpline in this short video, which features Safe Helpline staff discussing everything from confidentiality issues to what survivors can expect when they call. Staff members also talk about why they are so passionate about what they do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlWnW8ODOYk&list=UUD2Vp9ZhYuyVPM6mqXQYvSg

Tea & Consent (2:49 minutes)

Based on a blog post that went viral, this short animated film uses humor to explain the concept of consent using the metaphor of a cup of tea. This video is a useful tool for generating a discussion about consent and sexual assault.

https://vimeo.com/128105683

"Can I Wear Your Hat?" (2:19 minutes)

Developed by the University of Virginia Wellness Resource Center, this humorous short video demonstrates negotiating consent using the metaphor of asking to borrow a hat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAgD1yfgUuk

Faces of Safe Helpline (0:45 minutes)

Developed by RAINN,* this short video summarizes the services provided by the DoD Safe Helpline, while introducing viewers to some of the Safe Helpline staff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xihv80rQfSA

Who Are You? (7:57 minutes)

This short New Zealand film focuses on the critical role that bystander intervention plays in preventing sexual assault. It follows a group of friends through an evening of socializing, including getting ready, going to a house party, and then out to a bar. Along the way, there are many moments in which a bystander could have stepped in and possibly prevented someone from sexually assaulting the main character. The film then rewinds and demonstrates multiple bystander intervention strategies that could have led to a more positive conclusion to the night. This video can be used to spark discussion about bystander intervention.

www.whoareyou.co.nz and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zr1oxEbdsw