Bystander Intervention Training
Bystander intervention is the act of assisting someone in an
emergency or non-emergency situation, which ranges from talking to a
friend who appears to be depressed to helping someone who is being
abused in some way. You never know when you may find yourself in need
of assistance, so why not pay it forward and become an active
Some bystanders feel that they should not become involved in situations that they witness, either because:
- Societal norms dictate that they should not get involved.
- They fear for themselves in a given situation, or risk being injured physically, emotionally, or socially.
- They assume that others will intervene and take responsibility for the situation.
- They wish to avoid the awkwardness associated with intervening in a dispute with people they might not know.
Bystander Intervention Training Includes:
- Humanities Troupe: Will be performing skits on sexual assault and being a bystander.
- Peer Educators Discussion: Peer educators lead a discussion on the importance of bystander intervention and having a sense of responsibility for our fellow community members.
- Learn from Detective Scott: A police detective interacts with audience members to provide safe intervention strategies and answer questions.