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Wednesday Hump Day: Bystander Intervention Training

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Have you ever seen something happen, but weren’t sure how to stop it? Maybe you thought that someone else would do it, or just thought it wasn’t your problem or that they could handle it. Bystander intervention training can help people learn how to prevent these misconceptions.

An active bystander is someone who witnesses a event and tries to take the steps to stop it. Don’t wait for someone else to step in, the bystander intervention training can help you learn to be an empowered bystander. You can gain the skills needed to prevent these misconceptions.  Learn how to be an active bystander by attending the following training sessions.

September 15     1:00PM – 3:30PM      201 Marano Campus Center

September 27     6:00PM – 7:30PM      210 Marano Campus Center

October 17         5:00PM – 6:30PM      258 Marano Campus Center

October 23         3:00PM – 4:30PM      201 Marano Campus Center

November 7       4:00PM – 5:30PM     211 Marano Campus Center

In this training, you can learn to spread awareness on how to be an active bystander. You can gain the skills needed to safely help others. In these sessions you can become more confident in being an active bystander and learn how to encourage others to be involved.

Don’t ever put yourself in danger. If you feel the situation is too dangerous for you to intervene you can still be an active bystander by calling University Police at 315.312.5555 or 911.

Written by Peer Educator, Gabrielle McCarty