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Know your resources: Sexual Assault

Graphic for Sexual Assault Resources

The sexual assault graphic was created Feb. 12, 2020, to provide resources for Department of Defense personnel in the event of a sexual assault while stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. One of the goals of the graphic, other than providing resources, is to inform people they have options and nothing is forced upon them. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. --

Are you a survivor of sexual assault? Know your resources and where to seek help.

If you are ready to talk to someone, you should know the difference between restricted and unrestricted reporting.

 

Reporting Options

A restricted report allows a survivor to confidentially disclose the assault, to specific individuals, receive medical treatment and counseling, without triggering an investigation. This option will NOT contact the police or your chain of command. You can make the report unrestricted at any time, but it is your choice to do so.

Who you can talk to for restricted reporting:

  • Healthcare provider
  • Chaplain 307-773-3921
  • SARC/SAPR Victim Advocate 307-773-7272

**Restricted reporting is for Active Duty, Dependents 18+, and Guard/Reserve

An unrestricted report allows a survivor to disclose the assault and receive medical treatment and counseling, but it often results in an investigation. This option will involve contacting the police and notifying your commander.

Who you can talk to for unrestricted reporting:

  • Anyone listed under restricted reporting
  • Chain of Command
  • Security Forces member
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigation 877-246-1453

**Your chain of command, OSI and all security forces members are mandatory reporters

 

Helping a Survivor

Do you know a survivor of sexual assault? It may be difficult watching someone you know cope with the trauma of a sexual assault; however, it is important to support them in a manner they are comfortable with.

Whether you agree with or understand the survivor’s choices, let them make the decision on what is best for them and their healing.

If you have questions about how to help someone, check out https://www.rainn.org/articles/help-someone-you-care-about

 

Additional Resources

Every base has a SAPR 24/7 helpline available. In the event a sexual assault has recently occurred or you just need to talk, call 307-773-7272 to speak to someone at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

The DOD safe helpline is another 24/7 support service for anyone in the DOD community, whether a survivor or a loved one looking for information. Call 877-995-5247 to talk or go to SafeHelpline.org to chat online.

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program, located at various locations across base, provides counselors to active-duty/Guard/Reserve service members and their family members, regardless of activation status. To access support call 800-342-9647 or go to the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 307-773-2241, if you are located on F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Military One Source provides counselors for free, short-term services. Sessions can take place in person, over the phone of via secure video or online chat. To talk to someone call 800-342-9647 or go to https://www.militaryonesource.mil.

For survivors in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Safehouse Services provides shelter and help. For more information call 307-634-8655.