Violence Prevention

Bystander Intervention

When you see something that gives you an ‘uh-oh’ feeling and just isn’t right, you have the power to step in and be an active bystander to prevent violence from happening to someone else. By either being direct, distracting, or delegating in a situation you can help a potential victim to safety and make a difference.

Want to attend an open Bystander Intervention Training? Sign up here. 

Goal: To equip USF students with the tools and confidence to safely intervene to decrease instances of interpersonal violence on USF's campus.

Objectives:

By the end of the 1.5 hour Bystander Intervention training program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the 3 D's (Direct, Distract, Delegate) to safely intervene in a potentially violent situation.
  • Identify the meaning of interpersonal violence, sexual harassment, sexual battery, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and consent.
  • Discuss possible implications of the bystander effect.
  • Describe personal barriers to intervening.
  • Recall USF policies pertaining to alcohol and consent.
  • Recognize the collective effort needed to reduce violence in USF's community.

Fall 2019 Open Student Trainings

  • 9/12 Open Bystander Intervention Training for students, MSC 3705, 3:30-4:45PM
  • 10/8 Open Bystander Intervention Training for students, MSC 3705, 2:15-3:30PM
  • 11/13 Open Bystander Intervention Training for students, MSC 3705, 3:30-4:45PM

Sign up for open Student Bystander Intervention Trainings here.

Are you a USF Faculty and Staff wanting to learn more about Bystander Intervention? Sign up for one of the below two trainings on gems:

  • 10/1 Open Active Bystander Training for faculty and staff, SVC 2070, 10-11:30AM
  • 12/3 Open Active Bystander Training for faculty and staff, MSC 1306, 3-4:30PM