Bystanders

(2013)
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Agent of Change is an online game which allows users to choose their reactions, creating pathways and customizing situations to the specific questions and needs of the student. Agent of Change addresses many forms of violence, and includes diverse characters. Continuously updated with student pre- and post- test data.

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Curriculums, Bystanders, Healthy Relationships
(2005)
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Consists of either one 90-minute or a more comprehensive two session program totaling 4.5 hours. Consists of community-specific examples to increase empathy for survivors and awareness around sexual violence. Interactive activities and discussions.

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Curriculums, Bystanders
PDF
January, 2016

Racism affects sexual assault survivors and individuals working in the advocacy field, and also creates an oppressive environment that contributes to sexual violence. What does the research say about effective ways to intervene?

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Anti-Oppression, Bystanders
Webinar
January, 2013

In this webinar we will explore using the bystander approach of sexual violence prevention with marginalized communities. Participants will expand their knowledge of the LGBTQ community, learn the basic principles of bystander intervention, and finally, using the LGBTQ population as an example, will practice customizing bystander intervention programs to the populations we work with. Though most bystander intervention programs in existence are geared towards college or university students,…

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LGBTQ, Bystanders
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2013

It is often easier to understand concepts by using clear examples, so many bystander programs contain scripts, or potential events, that can occur during an intervention.

Bystander intervention programs exist to define moments of action and to remove doubt around who is responsible for taking action. We are all responsible, to our ability, for our community and the safety of those around us.

Sometimes people have difficulty determining whether they have a responsibility to…

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Bystanders
Agents of Primary Prevention
PDF
January, 2011

The bystander approach is an encouraging prevention strategy that uses positive messaging and sustainable techniques. This approach removes the pressure we feel to single-handedly create social change through a one-time presentation. Working with bystanders focuses on building skills, developing meaningful relationships, and fostering community ownership. This prevention method takes the responsibility off the educator or advocate and shifts it to the community. Every person has the ability…

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Bystanders
(Updated in 2017)
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Program designed by Futures Without Violence (FWV) to target adolescent athletes. Coaches learn to address issues of respect and gender equality, with a bystander intervention piece, as well.

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Curriculums, Bystanders, Gender Specific
In Sexual Violence Prevention
Book
January, 2008

51 pages including bibliography

  1. Prevention
  • Author: Tabachnick, Joan
  • Publisher: NSVRC, 2008.
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Bystanders
PDF
October, 2011

Tabachnick, J. (2009). "Engaging Bystanders in Violence Prevention." Encola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

The publication Engaging Bystanders in Violence Prevention makes the sometimes complex nature of violence prevention and the bystander approach easy to understand. While providing insight into why people are not always active bystanders, the…

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Bystanders
Addressing the Whole Continuum
PDF
April, 2018

In the field of sexual violence prevention, bystander intervention is a strategy that has gained increased popularity over the years. We’ve seen it become the go-to strategy for many colleges and universities as they implement bystander intervention based programs on their campuses. Many of these efforts, but not all, focus on situations where alcohol and other drugs are present and being used to facilitate a sexual assault. In the article titled When Can I Help? A Conceptual Framework for…

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Bystanders

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