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Bystander Training

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Liz Sommer

on 4 September 2014

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Transcript of Bystander Training

People who are trained to intervene on potentially dangerous situation, do so!
Leap into
Open Communication
Think of ways to intervene....
“I feel” Statements
Bring it home
“We’re friends..right?”
Group intervention
Pull them aside
Give a person another option

What is Bystander Training?
A bystander is a person who observes a conflict or unacceptable behavior. It might be something serious or minor, one-time or repeated, but the bystander know that the behavior is destructive or likely to make a bad situation worse (Conflict, 2004)
Get Involved!
Beware of Event Around You.
-A friend gets drunk and starts to wander off with someone?
-A friend seems aloof and depressed?
Notice Something is Wrong.
-Do you have a weird gut feeling about the situation?
Can I Play a Role?
-What will happen if no one intervenes?
-What is my purpose in intervening?
Bystander Training
Updated 8/11/14

Get Involved
Reach Out and Recruit
Open Communication
Weigh the Risks
Leap into Action
Reach Out and Recruit
Assume responsibility for the problem
Get others involved if needed
- Can you handle the situation alone?
- Do you need the help of another student, RA/CA, RD, Public Safety, etc.?
Is this a potentially life threatening situation?
- Call 911 if needed
Everyone is a bystander!
Would you want someone to step up and help you?
Objective: Encourage helpful and positive bystanders
Thought Process to Intervene:
Weigh the Risks
What will happen if I don't intervene?
-Keep in mind this could be your family member, friend, or significant other.
Are their risks to others if you don't intervene?
Can you intervene safely?
What is a low risk option to intervene?
-Is now the best time to intervene or would later be better?
What would you do?
In a small group discuss what you would do for your assigned situation. Use the GROWL as a thought process to intervene and be realistic.

After a short time, please be prepared to share your action plan with the class.
Group 2
Group 1
What can Wildcats do...

Ask Ian to use a different word.
Talk to Ian later.
Bring it Home.
Change the topic of conversation abruptly, and follow up with Jake later.
What can Wildcats do...
Tell an RA, RD, or someone from the Dean of Students Office or Public Safety
Ask roommate directly in a private location if they are abusing their Rx.
State what you have observed about Cameron's behavior and what you think is going on.
Use I feel statements.
Group 3
What can Wildcats do...
Ask Lucas to take the flag down
Involve and RA/CA or a close friend
Use "I feel" statements
Recruit others
Bystander Training
Group 4
What can Wildcats do....

Distract Nicole by....
Simply ask Nicole where she is going
Don't let her leave with Jared alone
Enlist others to act
Bring it Home

What can Wildcats do...
Talk to the professor.
Talk to an RA/CA or the Dean of Students Office.
Use "I feel" statements.
Tell her you miss her.
Be direct, if relationship allows.
Bring it home.
Talk to Michaela about campus resources.
Group 5
Counseling and Consultation Services
3405 C.B. Hedgcock
(Top floor of Student Service Center)
Group 6
What can Wildcats do?
Talk to RA/CA/RD/AC
If willing, walk roommate to MGH
Call Public Safety
Dean of Students
2001 C.B. Hedgcock
Public Safety and Police Services
Group 7
Get Involved:
What is their fight about?
Is there a lot of tension?
Reach Out and Recruit:
Assume responsibility.
Is the police needed?
Open Communication:
Ask a question.
Ask if everything is okay.
Weigh the Risks:
Are you going to be safe intervening on your own?
Leap into Action!
Health Promotion Office
1201-1202 University Center
Bystander Intervention (2011). In Men Can't Stop Rape: Creating cultures free from violence. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from http://www.mencanstoprape.org/Theories-the-first-move/what-is-bystander-intervention

Bystander Intervention (2014). In University Health Services: SHARE. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from http://share.princeton.edu/get-educated/bystander-intervention

Conflict Resolution (2004). In Student Outreach and Support. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from http://web.mit.edu/bystanders/index.html

Make the First Move: What is bystander intervention? (2014). In University of Southern Indiana. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from http://www.usi.edu/rfw/make-the-first-move/what-is-bystander-intervention
Use GROWL as a thought process to respond to the case study.
Get Involved
Reach Out and Recruit
Open Communication
Weigh the Risks
Leap into Action
Multicultural Education and Resource Center
3001 C. B. Hedgcock (across from Melted)
Public Safety: 906-227-2151
The Bystander
Get Involved
Reach Out and Recruit
Open Communication
Weigh the Risks
Leap into
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