The Preventing Sexual Violence Education Team (PSVET) and the University of Lethbridge are introducing a new Bystander Intervention Training Program this fall. Based on the University of New Hampshire’s research-based “Bringing in the Bystander” Program, the training teaches participants how to overcome resistance to checking in and safely intervening when they observe the potential for sexual violence to occur.
This 90 minute workshop will support community members to:
- Learn how to identify situations where bystander intervention is appropriate and how to overcome barriers to successful intervention
- Gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of sexual violence for victims/survivors and communities
- Learn how to identify a continuum of inappropriate sexual behaviours
- Build increased empathy for victims of sexual violence and understand the importance of supportive responses to those who disclose
Workshops are held bi-weekly throughout both the Fall and Spring semesters. Check out the Sexual Violence Support & Education website for exact dates, times, and locations of the workshops. Please register for the workshop date that you would like to participate in here.
If you require any accommodations to support your participation in these workshops, please contact Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org.