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Action Zone Training

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Health Promotion

on 15 January 2015

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Transcript of Action Zone Training

Describe a situation in which you needed an ally. What did someone do or not do for you?
Today's Learning Outcomes
Email us: health.promotion@nyu.edu
Send us your bystander intervention stories!
“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It Only Takes One.
ffective Helping
arly Intervention
afe Responding
Know How and Implement the Help
5. Implement the Help - Take ACTION
4. Know How to Help
3. Assume Personal Responsibility
2. Interpret It as a Problem
1. Notice the Event
The 5 Step Decision Making Model
Phenomenon in which someone is less likely to intervene in an emergency situation when others are present than when they are alone.
The Bystander Effect
4) Name 2 NYU resources that you can use for indirect intervention
3) Know the difference between direct and indirect interventions
1) Define the bystander effect


Variables that Affect Helping
Bias Incidents
Sexual Assault
Alcohol Incidents
2) Name the 5 steps to intervening
(5 Step Decision Making Model)
High Risk Behavior
The S.E.E. Model
Notice the Event
Do a "double take"
Two reasons we often don't:
1) Situational Ambiguity
2) Conformity
Interpret It as a Problem
Ask Questions, Seek More Information
Assume Personal Responsibility
Don’t assume someone else will do something; be the first!
Know How to Help
Speaking to the person targeted/at risk
Moving them out of the situation
Addressing the oppressor or perpetrator
Addressing the facilitator or enabler
Creating a distraction
Direct Strategies
Indirect Strategies
Calling the police
Alerting other bystanders or the authority figure present
Contacting someone who knows the person
Consulting NYU resources like the Wellness Exchange
ffective Helping
arly Intervention
afe Responding
The S.E.E. Model
Implement the Help
Bystander Intervention Training
Safe Space Guidelines
• Confidentiality
• Respect
• Challenge Assumptions
• Acknowledge Language
• Ask Questions
• Take Space – Make Space
• One Mic
• Engage
I noticed my classmate was struggling to adjust to life in a new city. I asked them if they wanted to talk about it.

I was walking through the park and saw someone harassing another student, making them uncomfortable. I walked up to the student and started talking to them like we were friends. The stranger walked away.

I was out with friends one night and noticed that one of them had a lot to drink. I suggested we leave the bar to get food.
If someone is in danger or risk of harm, I would want to help.
Latané, B., & Nida, S. (1981). Ten years of research on group size and helping. Psychological Bulletin, 89, 308-324.
Talk about a time when you were worried about a friend or peer. How did you respond?
I was in a group meeting and one of the group members made a racist remark. I spoke up and asked the person to be more thoughtful about their language.

I was at a party. My friends and I noticed a group taking a photo of someone while they were passed out. Some of my friends laughed, but no one said anything.

I have a friend who I believe is struggling with an eating disorder. I haven't talked to my friend about it yet because I don't know what to say.

Your roommate Sandra is in a relationship. Recently, her partner has been texting her constantly when they’re apart, which makes Sandra uncomfortable. Her partner gets jealous and possessive over her. What could you do?
I recently went through a break-up from a year-long relationship. All of my friends keep telling me that I'll be fine, but no one has actually asked how I'm dealing with it.

I was at a party after a long week. I didn't have much for dinner and had several drinks. I started talking to someone at the party and almost left with them, but my friend intervened and convinced me to go home with my friends.

I'm a member of a club on campus. A few members have started teasing me about the food I bring to our meetings. I really wish someone would speak up and tell them to stop.
Know Your Resources
Friend, Roommate, Classmate
Your RA or CA
Professor or Teaching Assistant
Club/Organization Leader
Wellness Exchange*
Public Safety
Counseling & Wellness Services
Moses Center for Students with Disabilities
Office for Residential Life and Housing Services
NYU LGBTQ Student Center
Center for Student Activities, Leadership,
and Service
Center for Multicultural Education and Programs
Center for Spiritual Life
Office of Global Services
Student Resource Center
Health Promotion Office
Student Health Center
Wasserman Center for Career Development
Academic Resource Center
Your suitemate goes out to celebrate their 21st birthday, and ends up throwing up after drinking too much.

You’re at a party, and your friend mentions that they think another guest is attractive. Your other friend comments, “You’ll never have a chance with them unless you get them drunk.”

Your professor is passing out a mid-term exam, when a classmate near you says, “If I don’t past this test, I’ll die. I’ll just die.”
Let's Practice
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