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Spring 2015 Bystander Intervention (FYS)

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The Bystander Effect
Bystander Intervention
This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-WA-AX-0026 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
CARE Presentation 2015
Who are the CARE Advocates?
(Campus Advocacy and Resource Empowerment)
Extensive 35-hour training
Topics include: Crisis Intervention, Effective Communication, Safety Planning, and Protection Orders
Spring & Summer Trainings
Next Training in Summer 2015!
Interested? Email
for the application
Domestic Violence
Dating Violence
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behavior, in which a person establishes or maintains power and control over their partner.
Dating Violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other behavior directed at a specific person that causes a person to feel fear.
Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the
explicit consent
of the recipients.

Includes any unwanted, pressured, or forced sexual behavior, including sexual contact with someone that is incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.
Power and Control
The core of most acts of interpersonal violence
When drugs or alcohol are used to compromise an individual's ability to consent to sexual activity
*Drugs and alcohol are used to minimize the resistance and memory of the victim of a sexual assault

Voluntary Intoxication vs. Incapacitation with intent of SA
At least 50% of Campus Sexual Assaults involve Alcohol
Components of Consent (Abridged UNLV Consent Policy)
All parties are fully conscious.
All parties have an equal ability to act.
All parties are positive and sincere in their desires.
All parties have clearly communicated their intent.
Previous Experience/Workshops?
JNWC & CARE Advocates
Domestic/Dating Violence
Sexual Assault
Power & Control
The Bystander Effect
Bystander Intervention
What YOU can do
Sexual Assault Prevalence
1 in 4 Women 18-24; 1 in 5 in a Lifetime
1 in 6 Men before 25; 1 in 8 After
1 in 2 Transgender Individuals in a Lifetime
1 in 3 Women worldwide will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime

In approximately
of sexual assaults on college campuses, the attacker is someone the victim knows…
a partner, spouse, classmate, date, coworker, neighbor, or family member.
(Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2011; National Institute of Justice, 2010)
1964 Murder of Kitty Genovese
Launched research into "The Bystander Effect" by social psychologists

The Bystander Effect:
Social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present.
The greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help.
Bystander Intervention
When & How to be an Active Bystander
Am I aware there is a problem or risky situation?
Do I recognize someone needs help?
Do I see others and myself as part of the solution?

How can I keep myself safe?
What are my available options?
Are there others I may call upon for help?
What are the benefits/costs for taking action?

When to act?
Resources: people, phone, etc available?

Be an Active Bystander Anywhere
Interested in more?
The Vagina Monologues
February 28, 2015
“Walking the Walk” Experience
April 18, 2015
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Denim Day
April 29, 2015
Green Dot Bystander Intervention student training - Coming Fall 2015!
Get Involved!
CARE Advocate Training Summer 2015!
For more information, email
Like us on Facebook.com/UNLVJNWC and Follow us on Twitter @JNWC_UNLV
If you or someone you know is involved with interpersonal violence, there are resources to help…
You see a guy shaking and slapping his boyfriend in the Student Union parking lot, but you're alone and really don't want to put yourself in danger by confronting him.
Call campus police at (702) 895-3668 or 911
What does Consent look like?
Committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all genders in the UNLV community through:
Awareness and Prevention Programs
Victim/Survivor Advocacy
Parenting Resources (Lactation Rooms!)
Student Services Complex-A 255 (SSC-A, 255)
Down the hall from the Financial Aid Office
Open for UNLV Students, Faculty, and Staff Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm
24/7 CARE Line staffed by CARE Advocates
(702) 895-0602
Consent Breakdown
(National Institute of Health, 2002)
What Consent Is Not
The Absence of a "No"
(Silence or Unconsciousness)
What Consent Is
A conscious, voluntary decision without coercion or intimidation with clearly spoken boundaries.

"Yes" Means "Yes"!
Kitty Genovese
(July 7, 1935 – March 13, 1964)
1. Where in the video was consent
given and why?

2. Where in the video was consent given and why was that possible?
In all cases in which someone is under the influence of drugs/alcohol at the time of a Sexual Assault, police are investigating the crime of SA
Do not be afraid to report!
Underage Drinking & Reporting
Role of the Bystander
One third of all forms of violence happen in the presence of a bystander.
That doesn't count the number of people who saw the warning signs leading up to the assault!
What will be your
Moment of Action?
Your friend reposts THIS on Facebook/Instagram/Tumblr...
Alcohol and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
You notice that a student you work with is getting a lot of texts and calls on their phone that they seem upset about.
Tell them you think that is stalking behavior. Give them the CARE Line number
(702) 895-0602
Let them know that this is neither okay nor funny
Explain how offensive this is to rape victims that they may (and likely do) know
Here's what we know - when someone gets hurt there is almost always someone there at some point who can intervene. In a community this size with rates of violence as high as they are - you are all very likely to be that person at some point.
Faced with a choice - will you find a way to help or will you let the violence play out?
This choice we make in that moment shapes our community. One moment, one choice at a time.
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