xCHANGE Forum: Engaging Bystanders Together

The xCHANGE Forum is an opportunity for those working to end sexual violence to exchange information. This online forum brings together advocates, educators and researchers to share lessons learned that inform practice and research to create broader social change.


Engaging Bystanders Together

“LIVE xCHANGE” April 12, 2011 2:30-3:30 pm Eastern
This real time discussion was moderated by Dr. Banyard on bystander intervention. Bystander intervention serves as the central theme and approach in the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2011 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign: It’s Time…to Get Involved.

About Our Moderator

Victoria Banyard is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire and co-Director of Prevention Innovations: Research and Practices for Ending Violence Against Women on Campus. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and a certificate in Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on the long term mental health consequences of interpersonal violence with emphasis on the resilience of survivors. Most recently her research has centered on evaluating college campus prevention efforts to prevent sexual violence and on understanding the correlates of community members who become active bystanders in preventing violence and supporting survivors. She is a Senior Associate Editor for the journal Child Abuse and Neglect and serves on the editorial board for Psychology of Violence and the Sexual Assault Report and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center National Advisory Council.