Bystander Action Training (for campuses not currently implementing Green Dot)
Presenting Partner: Green Dot Etcetera
Program Description: An interactive training designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to increase bystander behaviors. This applied training will harness natural leadership within student sub-groups, equip participants with skills to take action in the face of behaviors that could lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking, and is structured to provide adequate skills practice. Participants will leave equipped to respond safely and effectively, confident they can help create a safer campus.
Goals: Students will:
- Connect more consciously to their opinions regarding the role and responsibility of the bystander.
- Understand the basic elements of culture change and feel inspired to make a positive contribution.
- Recognize behaviors that may constitute or lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
- Increase intrinsic motivation to intervene in order to reduce harm after violence has started, reduce the likelihood that it will happen again, or reduce the likelihood that it will happen at all.
- Recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential interpersonal violence.
- Develop realistic intervention options given their unique set of barriers.
- Feel equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively engage peers in positive culture change through informal interactions such as role modeling, use of social media and conversations.
Time: 6 hours
Intended Audience: Though the training experience can be offered to any campus community members, priority must be given to those students that carry the most social influence across sub-groups. Ideal group size is 25-40 students.
Presenter Bio: Green Dot Etcetera is an organization built on the premise that interpersonal violence can be measurably reduced within any given community. We believe current research across disciplines, in combination with lessons learned from the history of violence prevention efforts and an innovative approach to engaging participants, provide the necessary puzzle pieces to create a successful model for violence prevention. By empowering individuals within communities to harness the power of their collective actions, we believe they can create realistic solutions to the unacceptable rates of violence within our culture.
More information: Download a one-pager about this program.
Booking Information: Contact Lea Hegge, MPH; Director of Programs, Green Dot Etcetera; email@example.com; (571) 319-0354.