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THE FIELD REPORT: Medical care on and off the Field. We are featuring news stories around our Wounded Warriors and this is a unique chance for us to hear about MST firsthand from a U.S. Soldier in his own words. We will be interviewing Michael Fortune, someone who will help us better understand Military Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) is a real problem for both women and men. On this episode we'll focus on the female perspective. Did you know that research suggests 66% of women in the military report being sexually assualted? Or that 27% report being raped? Dr. Kim Dennis, CEO of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center offers insights into what it takes and how you can overcome the negative effects of MST.
Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit www.ChangeYouChoose.com.
Dear Mr. President,
It is time to reform the military justice system. We cannot keep putting our military service members in a position where commanders, who are not legally trained, hold the keys to justice. We need you to declare your support for a military justice system that operates outside the accused’s chain of command. The boss of your rapist should not decide whether to investigate and prosecute your rape, and should not have the power to select the jury. It’s un-American. Please take a stand and change the system.(http://justice.protectourdefenders.com/)
SEXUAL TRAUMA - WHILE SERVING IN THE MILITARY
Warning: Study says 1 in 3 Women RAPED in the Military
source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
by A.G. Sadler, et al.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 43:262-273 (2003). Important,
The view of women as sexual prey rather than as responsible adults has always been part of military culture. Women today are indispensable to the military. Nevertheless, one woman soldier observed: "There are only three things the guys let you be if you're a girl in the military - a bitch, a ho, or a dyke." Not all military men see women soldiers this way, but too many do. The hostility is shown by undermining women's authority, denying promotions, denigrating their work, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape.
SURVIVORS LIVE WITH:
Military Rape Litigation - Service Women's Action Network:
Depression, shame, terror, irrationally blaming themselves, difficulty trusting anybody again.
Emotional numbness, helplessness, fear, flashbacks, nightmares.
Severe medical problems, drug and/or alcohol dependency.
Homelessness - 40% of female veterans report being raped in the military.
Even a Pack of Cigarettes has a Warning!
Resources for assistance
Military Rape Crisis Center
Link to Coaching= http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/index.asp?gclid=COq95Oisx8MCFRBgfgodHEwAiQ
WELCOME TO WOMEN VETERANS TALK SHOW: Our Host will be =NEVAEH Founder of Nonprofit WOMEM VETERANS TB www.womenveteranstb.org The Co-Host will be PATTI W.L. Retired 3rd Class Petty Officer Veteran of Vietnam War! OUR TOPIC TODAY Acohol is it a WEAPON?
Sexual assault has long been cited as the most commonly unreported crime. The Pentagon celebrated its December report that shows as many as 24 percent of military sexual assault victims were reporting the crime, up from 11 percent a year earlier. (Artilcle from Military.com) Welcome to Women Veterans Talk Show! CALL IN FREE & JOIN IN 657-383-1292 or type your COMMENTS in the CHAT-ROOM !#
We will update you on what is happening around the world. We hope that you will call in and share with us the kinds of things you are seeing where you live. Is the media the worst terrorist for giving the bad guys a platform? Or have you experienced things in your neck of the woods that aren't getting reported? Join us to discuss.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month (http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/saam) so CJ and I are dedicating tonight’s show to the topic of Military Sexual Trauma. Sexual Assault in the military is a rising problem and is something we want to make America aware about. It is a taboo sort of topic that does not get a lot of coverage in the news so this is out attempt at getting the word out there. It is one that is both embarrassing for the victim and the military as a whole. We would love to think that every service member is honorable and has values and morals but the truth is, just like in our society, that is not always the case. The convicted have ranged from lower enlisted to Drill Sergeants to senior leaders. There is even an ongoing trial right now where a One-star General is accused of such acts.
We have several guests on who have been victims of sexual assault during their military service. These guests are both female and male, which is important because this is not just a female problem. We are hoping other people will listen to the show, and if motivated to do so, call in if they have personal stories that they would feel comfortable sharing. It may not be something they were directly involved in, but maybe a connection they have to a case. We will be talking about the impact these acts have on the victim, their loved ones, the unit and the military as a whole. This is a tough topic but one that needs to be covered. We hope that by covering this topic tonight on Top Talk, it will encourage other victims who may have stayed silent and are still fighting with demons today to come forward and seek help and move beyond such horrific events.
There are many distractions and unreported news from all corners of the world right now. You should be more concerned about what you are not hearing than what you are hearing. Join the Military Mamas today as we explore the truth around what the media isn't and isn't telling you.
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Partners often times experience PTSD that may have originated in childhood. Other times the trauma is about feeling betrayed by the person that you should be able to trust the most! Listen as Carol the Coach interviews trauma specialists who help the partner to reconfigure their life and redefine their relationship.
Welcome to Cafecito Break's Virtual Living Room with Rosangel Perez & Ruthie Guten.
Our topic today: To Powerfully Exist. Inspired by Dayanara Marte
Article referenced i - http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/02/what-every-sexual-abuse-survivor-wants-you-to-know/
About: Dayanara received her masters in Public Health from Columbia University in 2010 and her certification in Clinical Approaches to Addiction from NYU. Today, her commitment to creating another world for young women lead her to founding In Bold Rebirth Technical Assistance and Training consultancy in 2010, creating a global cutting edge trauma informed resiliency model for victims and survivors working on the frontlines of social justice, crisis and trauma institutions and organizations. She is nationally known for her work as a trauma prevention specialist, internalized oppression healer, trainer & facilitator in emotional release; organizing healing circles for first responders to let go of internalized oppression and dis-ease that manifest in our bodies as a result of institutional racism, homophobia, xenophobia, classism, & sexism. Dayanara envisions a world where women powerfully exist in the face of war, injustice, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, incest, rape, relationship/partner abuse, & domestic violence within our homes, our organizations & within movements. For more information go to www.inboldrebirth.wordpress.com and contact me at email@example.com
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