In this episode, two survivors discuss how they are transforming their personal experiences into a mission to create culture change and prevent and support individuals affected by Military Sexual Trauma.
U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Andrea Goldstein, a member of American Legion Post 84 in Hudson, N.Y., formerly served as the principal adviser to the Secretary of the Navy on integrated prevention efforts. In that capacity she led the Navy’s sexual assault, sexual harassment, and suicide prevention and response efforts.
Dr. Athena Ives, a Marine Corps sexual assault prevention specialist and forensic criminologist, did her doctoral dissertation on how military culture affects MST.
These women share their inspiring journeys as well as the strategies, resources, and support systems they have developed to help survivors and prevent future incidents.
In this series, be aware we will be discussing topics that are sensitive and potentially triggering, so pause and take a break as needed, and remember you can always reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988 and pressing 1.
- Watch video of this episode on YouTube
- Amazon.com: Thank You for Raping Me 2nd Edition eBook : Ives, Athena: Kindle Store
- Women are the Most Visible Servicemembers, and the Most Invisible Veterans | Center for a New American Security (en-US)
- Department of the Navy Department's commitment to improving victim response
- Department of Navy Announces Office of Force Resiliency, Commits to Culture Change > United States Navy > display-pressreleases
- Navy implements new policies to make it easier for victims to report sexual assaults | Stars and Stripes
- Influence of Military Culture on Resilience in Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma - ProQuest
- veterans crisis line - Google Search