By Lars Dalseide | October 12 2012 17:09

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim program logo National Refuse To Be A Victim® Coordinator Ruthann Sprague asked for a favor today. Turns out that a course taught by one of her instructors (Aquil Bey) was highlighted in the local paper. An instructor with pretty impressive credentials.

"Aquil is an RTBAV Regional Counselor," said Sprague. He's also an NRA Training Counselor with ratings in eight NRA disciplines. It is a wonderful example of using the Refuse To Be A Victim® program in the community.

"Can we mention this on the blog?"

Sure we can:

ACS rallies to stop domestic violence
by Yvette Smith, Fort Campbell Courier staff

Refuse to be a victim. That was the overriding message delivered at the Domestic Violence Rally hosted by the Fort Campbell Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program Oct. 2 at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Family Resource Center. The rally, one of two events being held during the month of October, is part of ACS Family Advocacy’s Domestic Violence Awareness month campaign.

In a room full of purple support ribbons, balloons and beautiful awareness décor stood a bright screen with messages that immediately took the focus away from the pretty surroundings and brought it toward the event’s main purpose, awareness.

“Statistics show that one of every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.”

“Many victims believe the violence will stop eventually. Without proper intervention, domestic abuse can increase in severity over time and in some cases can lead to death.”

These and other messages presented during the introduction brought attention to this quiet crisis.

“Domestic violence is a national epidemic,” said Keylah Colteryahn Kiel, victim advocate. We are here to raise awareness. We are also here to honor all the victims, all the survivors.”

Following the informative opening, the rally continued to its main event, the “Refuse to Be A Victim” workshop.

Read the full Fort Campbell Courier article here.

To learn more about the Refuse To Be A Victim® Program including how to become an Instructor, click here or send an email to You can also find a seminar or training in your area by searching for a course at   

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