Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Kicks Off First Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
May 1, 2014
Schofield Barracks Health Clinic hosts resilience event for personnel who help those who are victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment April 30, 2014.
The first annual First Responder and Sexual Harassment/Assault and Response Prevention (SHARP) Wellness Event was held at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The day's events consisted of multiple classes on nutrition, exercising, energy management, and compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma all taught by personnel from the health clinic.
The classes rotated throughout the day and were open to anyone willing to attend but were focused on first responders, police officers, military police, firemen, behavioral health providers, and healthcare providers.
A total of 191 attended including 25th ID, Garrison, Criminal Investigation Department, and personnel from the Schofield Barracks Health clinic.
Kristin Bruce and Staff Sgt. Robert Santarsiero, SHARP representatives and event coordinators, say the event was a big success.
"We are very pleased that the event met our Commander's intent and the classes were very productive. We are fortunate to have U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks and our professional assets here and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Schofield Barracks community," stated Staff Sgt. Santarsiero.
The representatives both received positive feedback from attendees and felt that everyone got something they could use both personally and professionally out of the event.
According to Sgt. Santarsiero, attendees expressed their appreciation of SHARP's pro-active approach to training by hosting the events and said it made them feel like they were supported.
The event is expected to be offered annually in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.