This study assesses whether prevention and education by the Department of Defense (DoD) fostered accurate knowledge about sexual assault resources and protocols among active duty personnel, and also how service members perceive the effectiveness of these efforts. Medical professionals and counselors serving sexual assault survivors should offer comprehensive and inclusive treatment, and would benefit from policies that enforce sexual assault prevention and response training which ensures that all service members are provided with the essential training needed to reduce sexual assault. Future research should collect data on the length of military service, which could provide useful information on the breadth of sexual assault training provided over service members’ military careers, as well as the effectiveness of such training.
Holland, K. J., Rabelo, V. C., & Cortina, L. M. (2014). Sexual assault training in the military: Evaluating efforts to end the "invisible war." American Journal of Community Psychology, 54(3-4), 289–303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10464-014-9672-0
Gender and Sexuality | Human Resources Management | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Training and Development
Sexual Assault, Military, Workplace violence, Research brief
Soldiers; Sexual assault; Violence in the workplace
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Sexual Assault Training in the Military: Evaluating Efforts to End the “Invisible War”"" (2015). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 363.
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