Tag Archives: SAPR

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Do your part to prevent sexual assault

  Shipmates, I want to address an important issue that demands our attention: sexual assault. Simply put, sexual assault is a crime against our family that destroys trust, divides us, and diminishes our operational effectiveness. There is no place for sexual assault in our Navy and Marine Corps; it is corrosive to readiness, hinders our ability to perform our duty, …

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Navy Medicine’s Role in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

By Chief Hospital Corpsman (FMF/SW) Jared Knogge, Navy Medicine East, SAPR Program Manager This year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Months’ slogan, “Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault,” truly embodies the Armed Forces role in curtailing these events. Navy Medicine has led the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program this year.  The Navy Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Matthew …

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SAAM, SAPR And SAFE Are More Than Just Acronyms

By Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs and Lt. Ken Padgett, NHB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Coordinator   Our hope is that the acronyms SAAM, SAPR and SAFE are not just disregarded abbreviations of military jargon, but that each immediately bring an understanding that sexual assault is a crime. That is our goal for recognizing April as Sexual Assault …

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What do I do if I am Sexually Assaulted?

By Lt. Cmdr. Cindi Palacios, sexual assault prevention and response officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been, go to a safe location away from the perpetrator. If you want to talk with someone or want assistance, you have individuals who are ready to help. Make sure you understand …

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Battling PTSD and Sexual Assault in the Combat Zone

By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, USN, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a term that everyone in the military community has become very familiar with. The association between combat stress and a heightened risk of developing PTSD is well known. In fact, PTSD has come to be known as one of …

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