Sexual Assault Prevention - "Ask, Act and Intervene"
By 349th Air Mobility Wing, Public Affairs
/ Published April 04, 2008
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- April is sexual Assault Prevention Month. The 2008 Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme, "Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!" focuses on the ability of every member to prevent sexual assault by taking an active role in looking out for the welfare of others. Research shows that most people have difficulty identifying situations that require intervention. Even if someone knows there is a problem, studies show that no one is likely to act if others do not take the initiative to respond. As leaders in the field, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response officers and commanders have the ability to educate and to encourage people to "Ask, Act and Intervene" in situations where people may be in jeopardy. This is especially important when alcohol is involved. Taking a stance against potential perpetrators of sexual assault can make a difference. Creating an environment of mutual respect and assistance is key to prevention.
Travis Team members came out in force, April 3, to show their support by having a "Team Travis Prevent Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Assault Walk." Efforts such as this help reinforce the military's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault throughout the military.
For more information about the Travis SARP contact (707) 424-1098 or for 24/7 confidential access call (707) 424-7272 or visit the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office web site at www.sapr.mil. (Note: information complied from www.sapr.mil web.)