- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - An interactive video game has been developed to train Army command teams on how to respond to accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

ELITE SHARP CTT was introduced at the beginning of April. Army members can download the game for free.

The Leavenworth Times (https://bit.ly/1qDOITp ) reported the game was developed by the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California with help from the Games for Training Program at Fort Leavenworth. The SHARP Academy at the Kansas base also validated the game’s content. Maj. Greg Pavlichko is chief of the Leavenworth games program.

“It gives them a good overview of how to respond to sexual assault, sexual harassment incidents,” Pavlichko said.

Pavlichko said the game has three components. The first is instructional and the second part features vignettes demonstrating good and bad responses to certain situations. The final component allows users to interact with virtual characters and choose the best response. Pavlichko said the best answer may not be obvious because they are “subtly different.”

Pavlichko acknowledged some of the language in the interactive game is colorful, but said that makes the game more realistic.

Lt. Col. Jeff Bevington with the SHARP Academy said officials involved with the ELITE game are now trying to get the word out.

“We are trying to educate the Army on this tool,” Bevington said.

ELITE is an acronym for Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment. SHARP stands for Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Training, while CTT means Command Team Trainer.

___

Information from: Leavenworth (Kan.) Times, https://www.leavenworthtimes.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide