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August 2021
Suicide Prevention Month special edition: Finding purpose and meaning through building spiritual strength. A First Sergeant’s journey from struggle to healing. The ARD Suicide Postvention Unit Commander’s Handbook. Performance experts help Cadets thrive during summer training. Webinar recap on relationships. The importance of forming social bonds at work. Emotional Dimension, one of the five dimensions of personal readiness.

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June 2021
Keeping military kids resilient by reestablishing social connections post-pandemic. Army officer recounts his experience as a sexual assault survivor to drive culture change. The Army’s limitations on prescribed medications. Making smart choices while drinking alcohol at summer gatherings and events. Webinar recap on strengthening teams and individuals. Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month participation across the Army. Four easy ways to build social resilience.

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April 2021
Leader’s guide on building cohesion by creating psychological safety. Updates to SHARP expedited transfer policy. Self-care strategies for SHARP professionals to avoid burnout. Army selects 2021 SARC of the Year. Recap of April’s webinar on using technology to measure what matters most. The 7 C’s of resilience for military kids.

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March 2021
A conversation about the Fort Hood Independent Review, suicide prevention, and resilience with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston. How command teams can ensure sexual assault victims have the support they need. Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas shares her struggle with depression during the Jan. 28 ARD webinar. How to get the new SHARP and Suicide Prevention awareness materials.

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December 2020
New interactive layout design! Senior leaders announce findings from Fort Hood Independent Review. ARD and The Center for the Army Profession and Leadership identify five characteristics of the Army profession. MRTs share Core Resilience Skills to help the Army community thrive. New tool aims to enable commanders to track, prevent high-risk behaviors. How the COVID-19 pandemic adds to holiday triggers for those struggling with substance abuse.

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October 2020
Army addresses rise in suicide cases. Leaders call for end to negative behaviors at SHARP Program Improvement Forum. New SHARP program director emphasizes change. ARD launches new comprehensive website. SHARP Academy adds escape room experience to annual training. New section highlights news, “Around the Force.”

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August 2020
R2 learning and resilience resources for back to school during COVID-19. In-depth look at ARD’s training program, Engage. Review of revisions to AR-600-20 and AR 600-85. Army launches Commander's Risk Reduction Toolkit. MRT skills prepare Soldiers for ACFT.

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June 2020
Finding purpose and meaning in times of COVID-19. How to ‘Engage’ during social distancing to help those struggling. Maintaining sobriety during a public health crisis. SAPR Connect online community. Religiosity and posttraumatic growth.

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May 2020
ARD launches pilot program embedding Performance Experts in units. Resilience is key in COVID-19 fight. Recognizing the mental toll of the pandemic can help people cope. SAAPM 2020 Award recipients. The link between sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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February 2020
Engaged leadership and the art of listening. Research on connections between alcohol and sexual assault. Nuts and bolts of the ARD Measurability Assessment Guidebook. R2 Mobile Training Team teaches new suicide prevention curriculum. Unit Risk Inventory Version 3, Web Reporting Tool Released.

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December 2019
Simon Sinek talks leadership at Army Profession Forum. Directorate kicks off monthly outreach webinar series. Release of SHARP annual refresher training update. Review of a dissertation on military sexual violence prevention. Building your personal readiness during the holiday season.

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October 2019
New Directorate initiatives to build personal readiness. DoD takes 3-pronged approach to suicide prevention. ‘Not in My Squad’ revamp on last days of Dailey as SMA. CATCH program requirements. Leaders talk strategies on reducing mental health stigma. Army Body Composition Program encourages Soldiers to utilize R2 Performance Experts.

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