Clinician's Corner Blog

A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • DoD Resources for Providers Treating Service Members Disclosing Sexual Harassment April 19, 2021

    What should I do if my patient tells me they are experiencing sexual harassment?

    This is a frequent question among military mental health providers. In fact, PHCoE regularly receives requests for more information and resources focused on sexual harassment.

  • Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment April 5, 2021

    Each April, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is an important time to renew our commitment to supporting survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Service members from all backgrounds have experienced sexual trauma, including all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races or ethnicities, and branches of service. Sexual trauma can affect physical and mental health, even years later, and many survivors try to “go it alone” or struggle in silence.

  • Understanding Impacts of Stalking in Service Members: Tips for Providers April 20, 2020

    In recent years the Department of Defense has made strides in sexual assault prevention and response, including an increased focus on addressing sexual assault of men in the military. Less attention has been given to the psychological health consequences of stalking.

  • Safe Helpline Resources available to DoD Sexual Assault Stakeholders and Clinicians April 13, 2020

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) enacts policies and creates programs to provide high-quality services and support to members of the DoD community who have been sexually assaulted. The policy governing the provision of advocacy services in the DoD is DoD Instruction 6495.02. The policy and programs are intended to strengthen resiliency of sexual assault survivors and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process.

  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: What is the Connection? April 6, 2020

    In April the Department of Defense (DoD) observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and the theme this year is “Protecting our People Protects our Mission.” You can find 2020 SAAPM campaign information and resources from the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

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