Bystander Intervention: Online Learning Opportunities

Group-of-students-in-hallwayThere are many online learning tools and opportunities to learn about the bystander approach.  This section lists a selection of the many tools available.

Bystander Intervention: Focusing on Social Justice (recorded webinar) by PreventConnect. In this 1.5 hour long recorded webinar presenters discussed bystander intervention strategies and how social justice is linked to this work.

PreventConnect Wiki on Bystander Intervention (webpage) A user generated web site with information about developing, implementing and evaluating bystander intervention efforts.

Changing Perceptions of Sexual Violence Over Time, an Interview with Karen Baker (podcast) by Karen Baker, for VAWnet, (2012).  On this podcast, Karen Baker, the director of the NSVRC and the advocate consultant for the VAWnet Applied Research Paper titled Changing Perceptions of Sexual Violence Over Time, discusses her reflections on the content of the paper.

Beyond Bystander Intervention: Addressing Power-Based Violence and Rape Culture on the College Campus (podcast) by Vickie Sides, Rachel Caidor and Sari Lipsett for PreventConnect (2014). (19 min) This podcast reflects on the session entitled Beyond bystander intervention: Addressing power-based violence and rape culture on the college campus held at the 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference. This podcast discusses moving the conversation beyond individual change behavior models to models that engage intervention more broadly.

Interview with Joan Tabachnick on Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention (podcast) by Joan Tabachnick for PreventConnect (2010).  (11 min) In this interview, Joan Tabachnick talks about Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention booklet she wrote for the NSVRC.  She also talks about the practice of teaching bystanders to intervene, and about her role as the editor for the NSVRC’s Letters to an Engaged Bystander Blog.  

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention (online course) by The New England Adolescent Research Institute Inc. (NEARI) (2011). This 1-2 hour online course was written by Joan Tabachnick and sponsored by the NSVRC is based on the NSVRC publication by the same name.  The course provides the basics on how to engage friends and family in the prevention of sexual violence.  A certificate of completion for one hour of coursework is available. 

Podcast: Preventing Sexual Aggression Among College Men (podcast) by Christine Gidycz and Alan Berkowitz for Prevent Connect (2011). This 17 minute Prevent Connect podcast discusses the article, Preventing Sexual Aggression among College Men: An Evaluation of a Social Norms and Bystander Intervention Program, which appears in the June 2011 edition of the journal, Violence Against Women.

Active Bystanders: Interactive Scenarios (webpage) by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These interactive bystander scenarios explore the consequences of various approaches in different situations based on user responses.

Step up! Train the Trainer Webinar: A Pro-social Behavior/Bystander Intervention Program for Student-Athletes (recorded webinar) by University of Arizona, C.A.T.S. Life Skills Program in partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  This one-hour training familiarizes users with the STEP UP! program and provides tips and instructions on facilitating the a STEP UP! training. Please refer to the facilitator guide for more information, as well as step-by-step instructions. Also, see the related blog.

Bystander Intervention from Sweden (webpage) by PreventConnect (2012).  Madnus Sjogren and Klas Hyllander from Sweden’s Men for Gender Equity discuss their work with bystander intervention programs to prevent gender-based violence. This interview was conducted at the Mentors in Violence Prevention Bystander Intervention Conference in Boston, Mass., held from May 31 to June 1, 2012.