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Teal Ribbon Relay highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office encourages agency employees, families, and friends to engage in awareness and support activities year-round.
April 1, 2021 - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response offices throughout the agency are encouraging employees to rack up more than a thousand miles of running and walking in support of this year’s awareness campaign.

Leadership sync perseveres through pandemic
DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon provides opening remarks for a 2020 command senior leadership sync held virtually due to pandemic travel restrictions. The three-day virtual get-together highlights operational and support resources, previous year accomplishments and future goals and expectations.
Oct. 27, 2020 - Annual leaders meet up continues online in an upended 2020.

Program manager advances sexual assault awareness, prevention during pandemic
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager Bethrece Cheek interfaces with colleagues and plans SAPR activities from home during the pandemic. Courtesy photo
June 8, 2020 - Bethrece Cheek reported to DLA in December as the agency’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program manager. During the pandemic, she works from home to help raise employee awareness about the agency's SAPR Program.

Distribution recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
DLA Distribution Commanding Officer Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones and Deputy Commander Twila C. Gonzales, Senior Executive Service, sign the 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation in the presence of Distribution Sexual Assault Response Coordinator A.J. Byerly (top center) and Family Advocacy Interns from Messiah College, Katie Campbell and Ally Bishop (left and right, respectively) April 2.
April 15, 2019 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” DLA Distribution, following the Department of Defense, observes this month by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault.


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. 

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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