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Collaborative Initiative Between Five Army Commands Teaches Skills to Cope with Stress

11/12/2021
A unique collaboration between Army commands is aimed at giving individuals personal tools to help guide them through life’s difficult times. “How to Thrive During Life's Challenges: Charting Your Course to Improve Performance and Resilience” is a 13-week online series of presentations and is a combined effort between the U.S. Army Materiel Command, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Contracting Command, U.S. Army Security and Assistance Command, and Garrison Redstone Arsenal Army Community Service.

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Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence, Alcohol, What You Can Do

11/9/2021
Sexual violence--forcing or manipulating someone into unwanted sexual activity without their consent, is a serious public health problem that affects every community in the United States. Sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in three women and nearly one in four men experience sexual violence during their lifetime.

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SMA, ARD Senior Enlisted Advisor Visit Nominative Spouse Seminar

11/4/2021
Sgt. Maj. Sharita Onugha visited the U.S. Army War College’s Nominative Spouse Seminar to explore the core resilience curriculum presented by the Army Resilience Directorate’s Senior Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Experts. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston also stopped by. The senior leader spouses were asked to participate in small group discussions focused on expectations in their new roles, the Army's interaction with Congress, Total Force programs, opportunities, challenges and more.

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Resilience: Moving Beyond the Buzzword to Understanding and Practice

11/4/2021
Col. (Dr.) Sam Preston, Army psychiatrist and Chief of the Office of the Surgeon General, Behavioral Health Division, says resilience is much more than being “tough” and overcoming setbacks. A commonly misused, trendy buzzword, resilience is often confused with stoicism--being cool, calm, and collected when subjected to difficult stressors. Preston says that resilience IS NOT the ability of an individual to simply withstand stress.

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Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Renew Certification Through D-SAACP

11/4/2021
Maintaining this certification is a requirement for individuals serving as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate. DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response partners with the National Organization for Victim Assistance to administer requirements related to the program. Certification is good for two years and while it is only necessary to recertify once every 24 months, the process of meeting the necessary professional development and continuing education requirements should be a continual process.

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Character Counts: Webinars Focus on Ethics, Spirituality, and Character

11/4/2021
Character counts. It is paramount in developing morally strong, disciplined Soldiers, creating units and organizations with environments that are open, inclusive, and team oriented and can influence positive behavior and decision making. This was the message presented by two recent Army Resilience Directorate webinar guests.

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Think Before You Drink: Campaign Encourages Safe Drinking Practices

11/4/2021
Senior leaders at Fort Hood, Texas pledged their support for the annual Tie One On for Safety campaign as they signed a campaign pledge and tied a red ribbon on their vehicles, a symbol of their support for the campaign. The campaign is an annual nationwide observance designed to remind people not to drink and drive by tying a red ribbon on their vehicle, signifying the blood of those victims who lose their lives in drunk driving accidents annually.

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NCO Shows How to Approach Setbacks with a Resilient Mindset

11/4/2021
Life always has obstacles. Whether it’s struggling with Family or battle buddy issues, every Soldier must overcome challenges. Out of the five dimensions of resilience (Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, and Family), the biggest hurdle is emotional, according to Sgt. 1st Class Jasmine Flowers, a Master Resilience Trainer at Fort Carson, Colorado. When a Soldier can understand the complexity of their emotions and utilize them to face difficulties instead of hindering them, the path to resilience is more obtainable.

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