☷Escape Room reveals methods for preventing sexual assault
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Spcs . Eduardo Quero , Edwin Gutierrez , and Harry Do ( from left to right , ) from the 80th Training Command , decipher a clue at the Escape Room , hosted by Fort Hunter Liggett’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention program , April 20 . Sgt . 1st Class Eric Butler , the program coordinator for Fort Hunter Liggett’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention program , monitors Soldiers searching for clues during their visit to the Escape Room on post , April 20 . Spcs . Eduardo Quero ( left ) and Edwin Gutierrez find a clue in a simulated Post Exchange while visiting the Escape Room , April 20 . Soldiers and civilians at Fort Hunter Liggett discovered how they might intervene to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault after embarking on a journey through an elaborate , interactive setting , called the “Escape Room , ” April 20 , 2022 . The program was hosted by the post’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program , otherwise known as “SHARP . ” It presented true - to - life settings in which volunteer participants were required to solve clues that revealed the events , thought processes , and the ultimate outcome for an imaginary sexual assault victim . “The goal was for participants to follow the story and to see how intervention could have changed the outcome , ” said Sgt . 1st Class Eric Butler , the post’s sexual assault response coordinator and organizer of the event . “This was all about living after sexual assault . ” Groups of visitors found clues while winding through a maze of rooms , each supporting a particular theme . The facility featured a home setting , with bedrooms and a working kitchen , along with rooms that represented a Post Exchange , with refrigerated display cases , and a night club with music and strobe lights . Upon entry , participants were provided with an initial clue . From there , each clue led to the next , like a treasure hunt . In this case , however , participants were led to the victim’s suicide . “You never know what’s going on with people , ” said Spc . Eduardo Quero , from the 80th Training Command , who after participating in the event with other members of his unit reflected on every - day , casual encounters with others . “This makes me want to pay more attention to what’s going on with other people . ” Butler said that the Escape Room is intended to show the importance of bystander intervention . In fact , each clue afforded him an opportunity to begin a discussion about what can been done under real - life circumstances to prevent sexual assault . “It was challenging and we learned a lot about what someone could do – what we could do – in a real - life situation , ” said Quero . The Escape Room was offered as part of the post’s observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month . It followed a presentation at the post theater , April 12 , by Mike Domitrz , author and founder of The Center for Respect . Domitrz’ presentation honed in on sexual consent . “It’s a difficult subject , but one that needs to be discussed , ” said Spc . Jose Gutierrez , a Soldier from the 102nd Training Command , who attended the presentation . “ ( Domitrz ) is very comfortable on stage and the way he presents the topic – you can tell he’s genuine . ”
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