Engaging Bystanders in the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

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This course will support you as you apply bystander engagement theory to your work in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention. It assumes that you are familiar with the basic theory and practice of the bystander approach, and understand general concepts related to primary prevention. New learners should complete the Building Blocks of Prevention course before proceeding.

This lesson presents a comprehensive overview of the bystander engagement approach to sexual and domestic violence prevention.  It offers a guide to developing bystander engagement efforts and provides examples of successful bystander engagement projects.

The overall goal of this course is to support you in applying bystander engagement into your prevention practice, through the following educational and skill objectives.

Educational Objectives

  • Be able to describe how the bystander intervention model is applied to primary prevention.
  • Identify how successful prevention programs have adopted the bystander model.

Skill Objectives

  • Be able to incorporate the bystander intervention model into general social-ecological theory.
  • Develop local strategies that hold promise for prevention, based on your community’s demographics, organizational goals, and community assets.

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Course Features

  • Lectures 4
  • Quizzes 2
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 92
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • Introduction 2

    • Lecture1.1
    • Lecture1.2
  • Course Presentation 2

    • Lecture2.1
    • Quiz2.1
      Engaging Bystanders Course Presentation Quiz 6 questions
  • A Further Look 2

    • Lecture3.1
      NSVRC’s Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention booklet
    • Quiz3.1
      A Further Look Quiz 4 questions