Transitioning Service Members: An Educational Module for Civilian Sexual Assault Service Providers Overview

Submitted by christinar on Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:47
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What is Transitioning Service Members: An Educational Module for Civilian Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs)?

Transitioning Service Members: An Educational Module for Civilian Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs) is a self-guided online educational module designed to help civilian SASPs assist Service members who are survivors of sexual assault as they transition out of the military. This module provides SASPs information on military structure and culture, the transition process, additional needs for those leaving the military, and available resources to address those needs. The module also includes details about some of the unique challenges survivors of sexual assault who are transitioning out of the military may face and explains how SASPs can leverage their existing skills and available resources to better assist these individuals. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify key aspects of military culture that may facilitate or serve as a barrier to reporting, or that may influence the experience of sexual assault for survivors transitioning out of the military
  • Examine the unique challenges faced by TSM survivors of sexual assault in order to identify appropriate support resources 
  • Identify Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and other resources available for TSMs and survivors of sexual assault 
  • Evaluate Safe Helpline tools that can support TSM survivors of sexual assault

This course can be completed anonymously via the Get Started button above. This course is not available for D-SAACP credit. 

For more information on the background and development of this module, download the Information Paper.

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