Bystander intervention is one of the most promising pathways for change. The US Office of Violence Against Women now requires it as a component of all grant activity on campuses. It is a method focused on social norms change--so that instead of standing by, feeling uncomfortable, frustrated, or powerless, participants are given the tools to be 'upstanders'--to intervene nonviolently to deescalate the situation in direct or indirect ways, in any act of personal violence.Please read content disclaimer
- Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) The MVP Model is a gender violence, bullying, and school violence prevention approach that encourages young men and women to take on leadership roles in their schools.
- Bringing In the Bystander, University of New Hampshire This prevention program emphasizes a bystander intervention approach and assumes that everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women.
- Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention Presents a compelling orientation to the importance of the bystander model; a useful educational guide on bystander engagement in sexual violence prevention.
- The B.E.S.T. (Be Equal, Safe, and Trustworthy) Model: Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence with Parties Women Love This primary prevention model engages students, staff, and faculty in shaping one of the single most dangerous social environments on campus through party policy and practice changes that make it safe to have fun.
- Green Dot Bystander Intervention Strategy The Green Dot strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model. Bring it to your campus!
- Where Do You Stand? Men Can Stop Rape reveals a new bystander intervention campaign for college men, seeing men as vital allies in preventing sexism and sexual assault.
- Bystanders In Action A project of MN Men's Action Network, this program increases peer leadership focused on intervening in negative situations, with a special emphasis on how individuals can work together to shape the social environment to stop the harm before it starts. For more information, contact Ed Heisler at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention This free online course covers the basic content of the above handbook. Explores how to encourage friends and family to deter and possibly prevent sexual violence.
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