Bystander Intervention is the interruption of behavior or speech by someone who is present for or a bystander to that behavior or speech. More simply, it is spontaneously helping in a situation when help is needed.
SCTCC encourages all members of our campus community to effectively intervene in concerning or emergency situations in which no one else has yet taken action to help. In a higher education setting, Bystander Intervention techniques are most often applied to circumstances of alcohol misuse, sexual assault, bias incidents, and mental health challenges.
Bystander intervention is not just about helping in challenging moments, but also about changing social norms and promoting community. Active bystanders pay attention, speak up, take initiative, and defy conformity.
- Self Injury: You Are Not the Only One
- Self Injury: Why do I keep cutting myself?
- Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- U.S. Dept. of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women
- Family Violence Prevention Fund
- Violence Against Women
- Feminist Majority Foundation
- Stop Family Violence
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
- U.S. Justice Dept.: About Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence in College Relationships
- GLBT Domestic Violence
Rape/Date Rape/Sexual Assault