FREE Online Bystander Course

Dear Engaged Bystander: OK this is shameless promotion. And I am letting you know about this new FREE online course because it is an easy to use, quick overview of the bystander approach to sexual violence prevention.

For about six months, I have been working with NEARI (the New England Adolescent Research Institute) and with NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center) to create a FREE online course based upon the booklet I wrote "Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention." The online course allows us to build in links to useful resources, interactive exercises to help make the key issues clearer, and creates a mapping exercise for the student to build. I would love to know what you think of the course if you can take an hour to review the work.

Here is the official announcement and the link for this course:

The newly released Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention Online Course provides 1-2 hour, interactive tutorial on research, concepts, tools, and methods on effective bystander intervention. The tutorial, produced by The New England Adolescent Research Institute Inc. (NEARI) and sponsored by NSVRC, aims to educate and motivate individuals, groups, and communities to take action to prevent sexual violence. Joan Tabachnick, our bystander blogger, developed the online tutorial, basing it on an NSVRC publication released in 2008.
Please contact the NEARI Training Center with any technical questions regarding the course.



Submitted by lauramason on

I have viewed your presentation and facilitator guide on Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention , the interactive tutorial tools and downloads. I see this tool as very instrumental in educating young people on covert and overt behaviors or activities that is considered sexual assault.

Outreach Therapist and SA Advocate