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Borne the Battle 275: Benefits Breakdown, Office of Harassment and Assault Prevention

This week’s Borne the Battle–a benefits breakdown—features the Office of Harassment and Assault Prevention. The office’s goal is simple: All those who visit a VA facility should be treated with dignity and respect.

VA and partners discuss sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and response

VA Deputy Secretary Donald M. Remy was a plenary speaker at the National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies held on April 6.

By |April 16th, 2022|Top Stories|1 Comment

VA strengthens care for Veterans impacted by intimate partner violence and sexual assault

VA recently initiated a pilot program to improve services for Veterans who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence or sexual assault.

By |December 26th, 2021|Health|1 Comment

VA committed to being place free of harassment, assault for all Veterans

The following letter from VA Secretary Denis McDonough is VA’s annual distribution about anti-harassment and sexual assault.

By |December 1st, 2021|Secretary's Blog, Secretary's Priorities|19 Comments

Pentagon’s approach to countering sexual assault: ‘All options are on the table’

The Department of Defense is taking a multi-pronged approach to combat sexual assault in the military. One initiative – the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military – is reaching out to service members, Veterans, experts and survivors to get it right.

By |May 5th, 2021|Guest Posts, Mental Health, Top Stories|3 Comments

How VA supports Veterans experiencing IPV during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and beyond

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, VA is emphasizing its ongoing work to ensure that Veterans and their partners who are experiencing or engaging in IPV are provided with the necessary resources and services through VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) and other programs.

By |April 11th, 2021|Veterans Homelessness, Women Veterans|1 Comment

Texas VA reaches out to support victims of sexual assault

“We want all Veterans to know that they have the power to write the rest of their story. They decide where they go from here...VA is here to help.”

By |May 14th, 2018|Mental Health, VA Medical Centers|Comments Off on Texas VA reaches out to support victims of sexual assault

VA highlighting ways to help MST survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Center for Women Veterans and VA Mental Health Services will partner during April to share how VA is engaging new voices and standing together to empower military sexual trauma survivors.

By |April 19th, 2017|Mental Health, Women Veterans|8 Comments

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Getting Veterans connected with appropriate VA care

MST-related treatment is available at all VA medical facilities and all treatment for physical and mental health conditions related to experiences of MST is provided free of charge.

By |April 3rd, 2017|Health, Mental Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Getting Veterans connected with appropriate VA care
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