Suicide and interpersonal violence are serious issues that require comprehensive, seamless prevention, intervention, and postvention responses from exceptional leaders. In order to support readiness and build a more lethal force, leaders must foster and promote resilience among their Airmen. Leaders should familiarize themselves with available resiliency tools and resources to prevent and respond to crisis such as suicide or sexual assault.

Resilience Contractors Now on GSA Schedule

Resilience-training contractors are now available on the GSA schedule, including an Air Force-awarded contract to EvenPulse® to provide skills-based, stress-resilience training. Click here for information on how to order off the contract. As other GSA vendors become available, we will also post their information. If you are aware of any GSA vendors not on the Resilience website, please contact us so their information may be included.
 
Beale Airmen participate in resiliency exercises aimed at providing training on human performance, stress reduction, and resilience building. 

ADAPT and Get Well

Anyone who has struggled with substance abuse has a story that in hindsight is indicative of a problem. For Capt. Justin Tullos, it was when he was dating his now-wife and would cut the date short just so he’d be able to go back to his apartment and drink alone. 

Tullos said, “You start getting into making a habit and scheduling when you’re going to get drunk, you know, and you don’t want to be messing with that schedule.”

He said at the time he didn’t see how that spelled trouble for the path ahead. Drinking alcohol responsibly is socially acceptable in American culture, and it often goes hand in hand with special events, promotion parties and get-togethers after work. 

As a young airman, Tullos’ first assignment was in Los Angeles where he partied a lot with his roommates. But, Tullos said, he was a functioning alcoholic. 

“I wasn’t someone who would drink while at work and stuff like that,” he said. “By the time Friday hit and I was done with work, that’s kind of when the drinking would start.”

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 Hope is CATCHing

It may be too early to judge the effectiveness of a new Department of Defense program known as “CATCH,” but several sexual assault response coordinators are already convinced of its merits. “CATCH” is short for Catch a Serial Offender, which rolled out last August for the Air Force and other military branches.



Victims who have filed a restricted report can enter detailed information about an assault into a DoD database without risking the confidentiality of their restricted report.

“The victim’s identity is completely confidential,” said Marta Sivert, violent crimes program manager at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

“The program was initiated to assist victims who are reporting restricted to provide information regarding their incident or assailant anonymously to assist in identifying perpetrators, those who are committing multiple offenses,” she said.


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Leadership App

A mobile app that provides leaders with a variety of prevention, intervention, and postvention tools.