FLEXIBILITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION RESPONSE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.:
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SUBJ/FLEXIBILITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION RESPONSE AND
SUICIDE PREVENTION GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces flexibility in Fiscal Year 2020 Sexual
Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Suicide Prevention trainings.
Both of these trainings are essential contributions to Navy Readiness and the
Culture of Excellence. Even with constraints of the current pandemic and
limited opportunities to gather in groups for training evolutions, these two
subjects still remain especially critical to the overall health of the Fleet.
2. The safety of our personnel remains paramount. The recommended method of
delivery for SAPR and Suicide Prevention annual training is via face-to-face,
small group facilitated discussions with social distance measures applied.
While this remains the most effective lesson delivery method, this NAVADMIN
authorizes Commanding Officers to adapt or modify fiscal year 2020 SAPR and
Suicide Prevention General Military Training (GMT) delivery methods
consistent with coronavirus mitigation procedures and operational commitments
to meet these training requirements. If in-person/face-to-face delivery is
not feasible, the preferred alternative is facilitated small group training
via teleconference, Defense Collaboration Services, or Commercial Virtual
Remote Microsoft Teams. SAPR and Suicide Prevention training is not
authorized for facilitation through non-Department of Defense approved
collaborative technology (e.g. Facebook, Zoom, etc.). During this pandemic
environment, facilitated small group training using approved video
conferencing technology is considered *face-to-face,* fully meeting these
training requirements. Senior commanders have the authority to issue
guidance that is more restrictive to their subordinate commands.
3. Current SAPR and Suicide Prevention training materials are not designed
for individual/self-study training. As such, using methods other than
facilitated, small group sessions will be challenging.
Feedback, lessons learned or recommendations for more effective training
delivery is encouraged.
a. SAPR training materials are located on MyNavy Portal at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/general-skills-training/gmt (high bandwidth
mode and Common Access Card authentication are required).
All SAPR training materials are For Official Use Only. SAPR training
material shall not be loaded onto publicly accessible websites (i.e. YouTube,
Facebook, etc.). Additionally, the following disclaimer should be added at
the beginning of each SAPR training session that is not conducted in person:
*We understand that participating in SAPR training can be difficult. If
you need advocacy support at any time, please contact the on-call Sexual
Assault Response Coordinator or Victims Advocate
(SARC/VA) at [please insert contact information for the local SARC/VA] or the
Department of Defense Safe helpline at www.safehelpline.org or 877-995-5247.*
b. Link to the Suicide Prevention training materials is located at
Under the Suicide Prevention section, click the web training icon to be
redirected to BUPERS NPC to download associated training materials.
4. Please provide your recommendations or refer any questions to the
following points of contact:
a. SAPR training: Ms. Andrea Verdino, OPNAV N17,
b. Suicide Prevention training: Ms. Ruth Cassidy, OPNAV N17,
c. Training policy: CDR Benjamin Amdur, OPNAV N13M7,
5. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until 30 September 2020 or
superseded, whichever occurs first.
6. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//