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Bystander Intervention Workshop
April 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What Would You Do? is a television show that uses hidden cameras to observe and comment on how ordinary people behave when confronted with dilemmas that require them to either take action or walk away. While the scenarios involve situations that range from a waitress being yelled at by her boss to a physical altercation between a couple, it’s the actions of the people who witness the events – aka bystanders – that are of interest.
Bystander intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Simply put, bystander intervention is when an individual interrupts a potentially harmful situation.
As part of its educational programming, the Professional Development Committee of Staff Assembly will host two bystander intervention workshops in April. Participants will gain insight into TCU’s sexual violence prevention initiatives and discuss and practice bystander intervention skills that can be helpful on campus and beyond.
“Staff members interact with students every day and, as a result, are in a position to recognize, discourage and prevent a culture that enables sexual violence,” said Leah Carnahan, assistant director of Title IX Advocacy at Education at TCU. “Skills learned in this workshop are beneficial in the classroom and are transferrable to any environment.”
The bystander intervention workshop schedule is as follows:
April 10 – 11 a.m. to noon (includes Spanish translation)
Justin Conference Room
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center
April 12 – 10-11 a.m.
Brown-Lupton University Union chambers.
Register on the HR training site.