Respect in the Canadian Armed Forces

J. McKenna

Respect in the Canadian Armed Forces

The “Respect in the CAF” workshop is an interactive curriculum intended to promote respect in the CAF through awareness and understanding, to empower CAF members to take a stand against sexual misconduct and to support victims. Because of the limits of time, the workshop does not provide a detailed account of the laws governing sexual assault nor does it address issues which influence patterns of violence and abuse in the military, such as post deployment adjustment or mental health disorders. Nevertheless, this workshop is designed to foster a sustained change in attitudes and behaviours in order to build a respectful climate and culture within the CAF.

The “Respect in the CAF” workshop uses a range of teaching and learning processes, including:
  • Lecture based presentation of key information
  • Interactive and participatory exercises
  • Scenario discussion
  • Handouts provided during and after the workshop, to reinforce learning
The teaching methods in the workshop are interactive and participatory. The workshop addresses cognitive, affective, and behavioural domains: what people know, how they feel, and how they behave. This workshop is tailored to a military context.  It uses language and scenarios which are relevant and realistic for the CAF.

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