SHARP is wearing teal on Tuesdays

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lisa Charles
SHARP Program Manager
U.S. Army Hawaii

Teal Ribbon

Teal Ribbon

Many awareness campaigns around America have a designated day, week or month, as well as a designated ribbon color in their quest to maintain awareness.

For the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program, the larger-scale awareness events are primarily focused in April. However, sexual assault prevention, awareness and response are year-round, 24/7 tasks

To that end, the U.S. Army Hawaii SHARP office has started its own awareness campaign by asking the USARHAW SHARP team to wear teal on Tuesdays, all year long.

The reason behind this “Teal Tuesday” campaign is SHARP’s inherent need to ensure Soldiers and their family members know who they can come to in the event they experience a sexual assault.

Take A STAND! logo

Take A STAND! logo

An individual may not want to report a sexual assault to his or her unit sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) for personal reasons and may feel he or she has no other alternatives. That is not the case. In fact, USARHAW SHARP has over 50 credentialed SARCs and victim advocates at various levels and throughout various Hawaii military installations who can help them with reporting a sexual assault and receiving advocacy services.

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is every month and our USARHAW SHARP team stands ready to help individuals who experience a sexual assault.

Our SHARP team is comprised of Soldiers and civilians, males and females, all of whom have met the stringent requirements set forth by the Department of Defense to receive credentialing.

In addition to the USARHAW SHARP hotline (808-655-9474) and the DOD Safe Help Line (877-995-5247), the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center is another alternative for individuals who have experienced a sexual assault to receive assistance.

The USARHAW SHARP Program is a proud member of the Senior Commander’s 4S “Take A Stand” campaign. Look for your SHARP representatives on Tuesdays; they’ll be wearing teal.

• SHARP

The USARHAW SHARP Resource Center is located at the corner of Waianae Street and McCornack Road at 3585 McCornack Road, Bldg. 692, Schofield Barracks.

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