SAPEC promotes social change and the elimination of sexual violence through prevention education, inclusive programming, and campus-wide collaboration.
Sexual violence is a serious community health issue that requires a community-wide response. As part of ongoing efforts to prevent violence in our community, the School of Social Welfare and the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center have partnered to offer bystander intervention training. Click here to learn more about this partnership and the upcoming Bringing in the Bystander trainings!
The development of a pro-social bystander intervention culture is imperative in primary prevention work on college campuses. Bringing in the Bystander® (BITB) is a bystander education and training program developed for college students. The program provides participants with the skills to help them act when they see behavior that puts others at risk for violence, victimization, or perpetration. These include speaking out against rape myths and sexist language, supporting victim/survivors, and intervening in potentially violent situations.
Steps to intervention:
1. Observe. Realize that something is happening or happened.
2. Assess. Consider what information or help you need to intervene safely.
3. ACT. Choose to take ACTion (Ask for help, Create a distraction, Talk directly)
4. Follow Up. Determine what follow up support can be offered.
Please complete the online request form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your request. SAPEC professional staff can complete training to meet the needs of your group. We ask that all requests be made at least two (2) weeks before the requested date of the workshop/educational program. We will verify that we can accommodate your request only once we have confirmed staff facilitator and room availability.
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