Episode 176

Tango Alpha Lima: MST Series - Changing culture with Andrea Goldstein and Dr. Athena Ives


September 6th, 2023

53 mins 4 secs

Season 4

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About this Episode

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.

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