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1AFROTC DETACHMENT 842 University of Texas, San Antonio Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowWELCOME To The Roadrunner Det!Lt Col Tricia KobberdahlCommanderI n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e
5Suicide Awareness FACT: Occurs across all spectrum of society Cry for helpOccur without warningDepression is a frequent precursorFemale – more attempts are made; Males – complete itNot all are depressed, mentally ill, or insane
6Suicide Awareness MYTH: Asking about it plants the thought of doing it If I ignore the minor attempt, then that means I addressed itIt runs in the familyFew professionals commit suicideIf they want to kill themselves, then there is nothing stopping themSuicidal people are unwilling to seek help
7Awareness of Warning Signs: Suicide AwarenessAwareness of Warning Signs:Warning signs of impending suicideHe or she talks about itTrouble eating and/or sleepingWithdrawal from friends and/or family and social activitiesLoss of interest in work, hobbies, sex, and schoolGiving away prized possessions (items that are sentimental, expensive, etc.)Previous attemptsSuffered a recent or severe lossPreoccupied with death or dyingLoss of interest in personal appearanceIncrease use of alcohol and/or drugsSudden unusual changes in behavior
8Awareness of Warning Signs: (cont.) Suicide AwarenessAwareness of Warning Signs: (cont.)Common characteristics of suicide victimsIntense emotional painFrustrated needs for security, achievement, or friendship.Suicide is seen as only solution.Hopeless, hapless, and helpless.Stop the pain by ending awareness.Black and white thinking: death the only answer.Feelings of ambivalence; want to die, but want to live.Give clues about imminent suicide.Want to run away from the pain.Lifelong pattern of poor coping skills.
12Honor Code“We will not lie, steal or cheat nor tolerate among us anyone who does.”What it is and why we have it: a minimum standard of conduct for a cadet, enlisted member or officer to develop and guide your life as a student and as an officer.Reporting an honor code violation: Tell a Cadre member; you will remain anonymousImplications of an honor code violation: possible disenrollment from program
14Religious Respect General information about religion and the military 1st AmendmentDoDD : Religious AccommodationAFI : NondiscriminationAFI : Equal Opportunity Program Military and Civilian, USAF definition of religionThe importance of religious diversityGuidelines concerning free exercise of religion in the Air Force
15Religious Respect USAF Core Values and free expression of religion Appropriate referral agencies
17Academic Freedom & Academic Integrity (AF&AI) Air University Instruction , Academic FreedomThis instruction establishes Air University’s policy on academic freedom. It applies to all Air University schools and colleges, all activities in the Air University educational forum, Air University-sponsored events as well as publications. Portions of this instruction are subject to Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) as described in paragraphs 2.5 and
18Academic Freedom & Academic Integrity (AF&AI) Free expression of opinions and ideasAir University faculty, students, and staff are members of a learned profession, and members of their respective educational organizations. The free exchange of opinions and ideas is essential to the educational process and, to the greatest extent possible, faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to speak and write freely. Even in this academic setting, however, the importance of Air University’s military mission requires limits on some types of expression.
19Academic Freedom & Academic Integrity (AF&AI) Restrictions IAW Articles 88 and 89 of the UCMJIAW UCMJ commissioned officers, officer trainees, and cadets subject to the UCMJ may not use contemptuous words toward the President, Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force, and others.Should make every effort to indicate clearly that the opinions they express are personal to the member, and do not represent the official views of their organization, Air University, the United States Air Force, the U.S. government, or any other government or academic community.
20Academic Freedom & Academic Integrity (AF&AI) Definition of Academic Integrity:Uncompromising adherence to a code of ethics, morality, conduct, scholarship, and other values related to academic activity.Breaches of Academic IntegrityPlagiarismCheatingMisrepresentationUnprofessional Relationships (Including Fraternization)
21Academic Freedom & Academic Integrity (AF&AI) Academic Integrity Violations:Failure on the part of any individual to practice academic integrity reflects discredit both on the Air Force and on the individual and is not condoned by Air University. All individuals who violate this instruction are subject to adverse administrative action including disenrollment from school, disciplinary action, and discharge from the service.
23Sexual AssaultThe term sexual assault is an "umbrella" term that includes many different types of sex-related offenses. The Department of Defense (DoD) defines sexual assault for training purposes as follows:intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts.Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
24Sexual Assault What constitutes “unable” to give consent: Alcohol or drug impairedUnconscious; asleepUnderageMentally handicappedPhysically helplessSexual assault is actual or attempted sexual relations with another person against her or his will or without her or his consent. Sexual assault is a crime. Offenders can be prosecuted in a criminal court and if found guilty, an offender may go to prison.
25“Why Report it?!?” Sexual Assault Serious impact to well being – medically (injury, STDs, pregnancy), and emotionally (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD))Early treatment means early recoveryWhen reporting it:Find a safe place or seek a person that you feel safe with ASAP!Seek medical attentionFor forensic evidence do not bath/shower and save the clothing
26Sexual Assault Important Numbers: Campus SA Hotline: (24 Hrs)Local Rape Crisis Center:Campus Counseling Center:Campus Clinic:Hospital/ER:Campus Security:Community Law Enforcement: 911
27Sexual HarassmentDefinition: A form of sex discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.DoD and Air Force policy on sexual harassment:Zero Tolerance!!!Reporting Sexual AssaultConfront the offender – ONLY IF YOU FEEL SAFE; tell that person how you feltReport it to Cadre – if confronting the offender does not workThere should never be a retribution against someone reporting sexual harassment or sexual assault incidents