Military & Government
While every corporation or institution is tasked with creating a respectful workplace and doing right by their employees, those who work with the United States Government face additional levels of rules, regulations, and public scrutiny. However, they also live and work under additional values that embrace what can be great about our country and inspire us to put our ethics into action. Catharsis Productions has partnered with many of our country’s most prominent federal agencies in order to lean into our shared values regarding inclusion, equity, and respectful treatment of all. We design and deliver training programs for all levels of service, from a young Soldier entering Basic Training to a GS-15 Supervisor. The goal is to provide training and resources for each stage of service, so those who represent our country are doing so with the tools they deserve.
Few issues are as important or as visible as sexual harassment and assault prevention in today’s US Military. While this type of abuse has long been a part of human life; recent social initiatives, political discussions, legal actions, and media stories have readied our society to give the issue the time and resources it deserves. However, success in this area is harder than it seems. Sexual violence is rooted in cognitive and behavioral biases formed during childhood, it challenges systems that are both valued and despised, and its discussion almost immediately brings forth defensiveness and thus limited learning opportunities.
Catharsis Productions specializes in meeting today’s service members where they are at and taking them to where they need to be, while helping them understand that sexual violence is not wrong because it is illegal, it is illegal because it is wrong. We produce innovative, accessible, and research-supported programming that shifts behavior and delivers results. Since 2000, we have developed and delivered live and web-based prevention education programming for military audiences, conducting over 11,200 trainings for Department of Defense personnel, reaching an estimated 2.2 million service members. Our engaging work gets participants thinking, talking, and sharing about the behaviors, stereotypes, and cultural attitudes that contribute to oppressive behaviors.
TRADOC’s Sex Signals class which uses an interactive format, comedy, and talented improvisation actors to teach appropriate social behavior is routinely the only class during the first several weeks of training that trainees can recall with any detail by the end of the training cycle.
—Small Wars Journal
Forest Service employees said “the training content was pertinent and useful
of Basic Training Soldiers said they are more likely to intervene in potentially bad situations after having seen the presentation
of USDA employees said they would "be able to apply the knowledge learned" in the training