30 May '13, 6pm
.@DeptofDefense adds peer support chat sessions for #sexualassault victims called Safe HelpRoom.
DOD Adds Peer Support Chat Sessions for Sexual Assault Victims American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 In response to a need for peer support services identified by users of the Defense Department’s Safe Helpline for sexual assault victims, Pentagon officials have launched the Safe HelpRoom, a new service that allows victims to participate in group chat sessions to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online environment. The Safe HelpRoom is available at http://SafeHelpline.org, officials said, noting that the moderator can provide referrals as necessary and will ensure that chat postings adhere to all ground rules. "Survivors of sexual assault have told us that being able to discuss their concerns with peers can provide a level of support not available through other means," said Jessica L. Wright, acting undersecretary of defense...