BOUT that Life
Bystanders play a critical role in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence. They are often the largest group of people involved – outnumbering both the perpetrators and the victims. Bystanders can have a range of involvement in assaults. A person or persons may be aware that a specific assault is happening or will happen, they may see an assault or potential assault in progress, or they may have knowledge that an assault has already occurred. Regardless of how close to the incident they are, bystanders have the power stop assaults and to get help for people who have been victimized.
Bystander Intervention Programs are not once-size-fits all. There exists a gap in bystander intervention programs that speak to the needs of people of color on campuses. This workshop unveils a new bystander intervention program, BOUT That Life, tailored specifically for communities of color at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) as well as historically black college and university (HBCU) campuses. This program can be adapted to fit non-campus organizations that wish to do targeted primary prevention training for African Americans.
I will work with you to create a training strategy that fits within your budget.
Please watch the TedX Talk that I gave at Guilford College on the topic of Bystander Intervention for so more information about this topic!
Through varied, interactive and engaging training modalities, participants will:
- Identify historical and cultural influences on people of color, particularly African Americans as it relates to bystander behavior in the communities in which they live
- Identify campus and community resources
- Demonstrate ways to intervene safely
- Explore specific recommendations for you work with people of color including students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.
“BOUT that Life” Sample Presentation Outline
- Why Community Matters
- Getting on the Same Page: Defining Key Terms
- Why History Matters
- Other Influences that Matter
- The Stats
- Ways to Intervene Safely