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Harmful Behaviors Prevention Tool

“My … objective is to reduce harmful behaviors in our Army. This is integral to sustaining a positive command climate at scale. We need to shift from responding to harmful events after they have happened to finding ways to prevent them.”

— Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth in her 8 FEB 22 Message to the Force

Winning matters, and People are my number one priority. People are our Soldiers –Regular Army, National Guard and Reserve – their Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life – Retirees and Veterans. We win through our people, and people will drive success in our Readiness, Modernization and Reform priorities. We must take care of our people…

– General James McConville, 40th Chief of Staff, Army

Purpose of the Harmful Behavior Prevention Tool

The Harmful Behaviors Prevention Tool and its accompanying handbook advocate a culture of ownership to promote difficult discussions at all levels of leadership with scenario-based counseling. It is not meant to turn Squad Leaders into MEO, SHARP, or Suicide Prevention representatives.

This tool uses a discussion-based approach to facilitate dialogue and foster a candid relationship between the leader and team members. This empowers leaders at all levels to initiate candid discussions, not only to train but also to gain much-needed feedback.

Harmful Behaviors Prevention Handbook.

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