The 21st Show

National Guard program aims to end harmful behavior amongst members


The Illinois National Guard has developed a new program to address harmful behavior among its service members, by focusing on sexual violence, self-directed harm, and workplace harassment. The program aims to combat these societal issues by using a public health approach, providing tools for protective assistance, and enhancing the overall health and well-being of service members. Today on The 21st, we hear about the program's strategies, successes, challenges, and the important role of preventative measures in fostering a healthier climate within the National Guard.


Matthew Palmisano
Integrated Primary Prevention (IPP) Officer, Illinois Army National Guard
Retired military officer and licensed clinical social worker