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Bystander Training - General

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Neal Brugman

on 10 November 2014

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Transcript of Bystander Training - General

Bystander Intervention

Who Here Would Say...
We Want To Help
Who Here Would Say....
"I always have my friend's back."
"I would step up if I saw a risky situation happening."
Do We Want Others to Help Us?
"When I am in a risky situation, I want others to
help me
Why Do We Help?
What Gets
in the Way

of Helping?
The All-or-Nothing Dilemma
5 Decision Making Steps
1. Notice the Event
2. Interpret it as a Problem
3. Assume Personal Responsibility
4. Have the Skills to Intervene
5. Implement the Help - Step UP!
Ways to
What did you notice?
Flying under the radar.
Doing something inconspicuous that disrupts the situation.
Fellow Student
Regis Community Member
Community member
"If I saw someone who needed help,
I would
to help them."
"I believe it is
my responsibility
to intervene in risky situations."
Do We Think It's Our Responsibility?
Before we watch this next video...
Today, we will:
Learn about social norms and the "bystander effect"

Identify potentially risky situations

Understand our personal responsibility

Learn specific intervention skills

Practice intervening in risky situations

What's the hold up?
1. Social Norms

2. Bystander Effect
Overcoming the Bystander Effect
Gut Instinct
How does helping play into
your role
as a Regis community member?

What about the
Regis Mission
What kind of distraction could
Direct Intervention
Create a Distraction
Going Covert
Let's Look at Our First Scenario:
1. Pair off - groups of 2
2. Take turns going through the "Would You Get Involved" scenario cards.
Remember! This isn't a conversation - one person shares, the other person listens. Then switch.
3. Consider:
what would
what do you think
would do?
what would
you to help?
what would
hold you back

Why do you think people
walked by
the first man?

Why do you think people
the second?
"If the street were
, a passerby would probably go to the rescue."
"BUT the strangers have silently created a rule for the group:
don't help
Even though the woman notices the actress on the ground, because no one else is helping, she refrains.

It takes just one person for her to step up.
It's Friday night. You and a group of friends head down to the 16th Street Mall to see a movie. As you're walking to the Pavilions, one of the guys in your group spots an attractive woman. You see him whisper to a friend next to him; they both laugh. He then makes some loud comments about the woman's body and starts to hassle her as you all walk by.
Let's Play this Out
What do you do?
Think about a risky situation where you
did not
What would you do now?
Take the next 3 minutes to reflect on social norms, ways to Step Up, and why it's important to intervene.
Questions? Thoughts? Concerns?
Which Would You Use?
1. Direct

2. Distraction

3. Covert
What types of intervention did you see?
Let's talk this one through
Which situation felt most doable? Which was the least?
Please make sure your pre-and post surveys
have the same Survey ID.

Fill out the
of the post-survey!
Addressing the situation head-on
Calling a situation or person out
Asking if everyone involved in the situation is ok
it can look like...
At a party, you see your floormate making advances on another obviously-intoxicated student. Your floormate starts to lead this student away from the rest of the party, but the student seems reluctant to go.
This can look like...
Doing something to diffuse the situation.
Doing something to bring the focus elsewhere.
Doing something to interrupt what is going on and redirect actions.
This Can Look Like...
How could you be Covert?
You're at a basketball game, and you notice that two Regis students are starting to get into a heated discussion with three other fans of the other team. Threats are made and one of the other fans is inching in closer to the Regis students, who have stood up.
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