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Learn what to do if you witness harassment or sexual assault

This course helps you:

  • Recognize inappropriate behaviors
  • Intervene effectively when you see harassment or sexual assault
  • Report incidents at a VA facility
  • Locate VA resources for bystanders and those who experience harassment or sexual assault

Although the courses here may help you with difficulties, they are not intended to replace treatment by a health care professional. For more information or how to schedule an appointment, visit: https://www.va.gov/health/appointments.asp

Quote from VA Secretary Denis McDonough. Every VA patient, their families and caregivers, as well as sexual assault survivors, staff, visitors and advocates should feel safe in all VA facilities.

What can you do if you witness harassment or sexual assault in a VA facility?

As a bystander, you can help other Veterans when you know what to do.

Countless interactions occur among VA staff, Veterans, Service Members, caregivers, family members, and visitors every day. We can all help ensure that VA facilities are positive and respectful environments when we know what to do if we observe harassment in or sexual assault.

Bystander Intervention Training for Veterans will help you know what you can do if you witness witness harassment or sexual assault. Spend 30 minutes taking this online training now to learn how to recognize a hostile situation, how to respond to it, and how to get help.

We all have a responsibility to ensure that the VA community is safe, welcoming, and a place that is free of harassment. Thank you for your service and for your commitment to a harassment-free VA.