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I Got Your Back: A Bystander Intervention
Transcript of I Got Your Back: A Bystander Intervention
Students will be able to identify at least one strategy to effectively intervene as an active bystander.
Students will be able to list at least one resource in their community and CSUSB to help victims of sexual assault.
What's the issue?
1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college.
8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.)
Rape results in about 32,000 pregnancies each year.
It is estimated that between 2%-7% of sexual assault reports are false
A Bystander Intervention
Who is a bystander?
A bystander is someone who is present and thus potentially in position to discourage, prevent, or interrupt an incident. They are not directly involved but have the choice to intervene, speak up, or do something about it.
What is bystander intervention?
The act of feeling empowered and equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist in the prevention of sexual violence.
Intervening does not have to jeopardize the safety of the bystander. They can intervene in a safe and positive way that they can act to prevent or intervene when there is a risk for sexual violence.
Stepping in before it happens, or during an incident, and speaking out against ideas and behaviors that support sexual violence.
Consent is a mutual verbal, physical, and emotional agreement that happens without manipulation, threats, or head games.
Help didn't arrive on time
Rape and sexual assault survivors often suffer
from a wide range of physical and mental health problems that can follow them for life. Including:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
More likely than non-victims to attempt or consider suicide.
Why doesn't anyone help?
Bystander Intervention Effect
Diffusion of responsibility - Everyone assumes someone else will intervene.
Pluralist Ignorance - "No one else seems to be bothered by what is going on, so it must not really be a problem"
Fear of retaliation
Fear of embarrassment
What you can do to help!
It's On Us:
Coyotes Respect the Pact
THR!VE-- Health Promotion
Peer Health Educators
Peer Health Educators
THR!VE- Health Promotion
Student Health Center
Just because you dressed a certain way…
Just because you like each other…
Just because you didn’t say anything…
Just because you’ve done it before…
Just because you’re a man…
Just because you got wasted…
Just because you went on a date…
Doesn’t mean yes!
Only yes means yes!
Approach everyone as a friend.
Do not be antagonistic.
Avoid using violence.
Be honest and direct whenever possible.
Recruit help if necessary.
Keep yourself safe.
If things get out of hand or become too serious, contact the police.
It's just not safe:
Call campus police
Things to remember before stepping in!
That's not cool. Please stop." or "Hey, leave them alone.
Hey, this party is lame, let's go!
Delegate: Find others who can help you to intervene in the situation.
Delay: For many reasons, you may not be able to do something right in the moment.
What happens to the perpetrator?
Prevention is Key
Stick with your friends.
Make a plan before you go out. Set up checkpoints or code words to make it easy for you and your friends to stay connected.
Watch your drink
Always keep your cell phone charged and on you.
Make sure you always have a ride home or a plan to walk home with a friend or roommate.
Trust your instincts.
Registered sex offender
Constant supervision with Correctional Officer
No consumption of alcohol or drugs
No contact with victim
Cannot patronize any establishment in sex industry
Must disclose in relationship
Difficulty to find employment
No possession of weapon
Off Campus Resources
National Sexual Assault
Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
San Bernardino Sexual Assault Service
Hotline: (909) 885-8884
Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Riverside , CA 92507
Hotline: (866) 686-7273
Project Sister Family Services Pomona, CA 91769
Hotline: (909) 626-4357
Student Health Center (909) 537-5241
Campus Escort Service: (909)537-5165
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): (909) 537-5241
University Police: (909) 537-5165
San Bernardino Police Department: (909) 383-5311
CSUSB Title IX & Gender Equity
Director: Cristina Martin
Phone # (909) 537-5669
Office Location: SMSU 103-A (east of the event center)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Student Complaint Form
**After completing the form, save it to your device, or print it, and submit either electronically or in person, to
, or Title IX & Gender Equity,
Santos Manuel Student Union, Room 103-A