What is Bystander Intervention?
Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person that is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.
The Center for Student Wellness’ training is built on national examples of bystander intervention. It is designed to mobilize students, raise awareness, and provide skills to recognize, intervene, prevent and/or stop inappropriate comments, actions and behaviors – with an emphasis on stopping interpersonal violence, rape, and sexual assault.
Attend our Bystander Intervention training to earn your Bystander Leadership certificate. The training is two hours and teaches students different skills and techniques to safely intervene before harm begins (prevention), during an incident (intervention), or after the incident has passed. We discuss consent and dedicate time to dispelling common rape myths and rape culture. We end by discussing common intervention scenarios designed to build confidence in your ability to help.
The next Bystander Intervention Certificate training is:
- Wednesday, September 28th, 12 – 2 pm in the Union, room 312
- Tuesday, October 25th,12 – 2 pm
- Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
To register for our Bystander Intervention Certificate call the office at 801-581-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.