Bringing in the Bystander®

Categories

Categories associated with best practice:

  • Individual
  • Organization
  • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
  • English
  • Secondary School Icon 1
  • Social Relationships That Respect Diversity
  • Social Support Networks

Determinants of Health: Social relationships (including those that respect diversity), Social support networks, Other

Overview

The Bringing in the Bystander® is a sexual violence prevention program that teaches women and men how to intervene safely and effectively in cases of sexual violence before, during, and after incidents with strangers, acquaintances, or friends. It approaches both women and men as
potential bystanders or witnesses to behaviors related to sexual violence. The program is customizable to reflect the locations, colloquialisms and culture of the campus. It is designed to be presented both as a 90-minute program and in a more comprehensive two session program totaling 4.5 hours.

Primary Source Document

VL Banyard, MM Moynihan, EG Plante, Sexual violence prevention through bystander education: An experimental evaluation Journal of Community Psychology, 35(4), 463-481

Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)

202 Huddleston Hall 73 Main Street University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 (603) 862-5023 prevention.innovations@unh.edu Co-Directors Sharyn Potter sharyn.potter@unh.edu Jane Staplet Jane.Stapleton@unh.edu

Intervention Focus

Intervention Goal / ObjectiveLevel(s) TargetedEquity Focus
Improved knowledge and attitudes about sexual assault, efficacy related to being an active bystander, and actual bystander behaviors.
  • Individual level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are not explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.

Health Issue(s) that is/are addressed by the Intervention

Health Promotion

  • Other

Risk Reduction

    Specific Activities of the Intervention

    • Advocacy for policy or policy changes
    • Training offered to deliver the intervention
    • Group process/program
    • Other training session

    Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery

    Life Stage

    • Young adult (age 19-24 years)

    Settings

    Educational Settings

    • Post secondary education institution

    Community Setting

      N/A

      Outcomes

      Outcomes and Impact Chart
      Level of ImpactDescription of OutcomeEquity Focus
      Individual LevelGreater bystander efficacy (p<0.001)Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.
      Individual LevelIncreased knowledge (p<0.001).Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.
      Individual Level

      Decreased rape myth acceptance

      Illionois Rape Myth (p<.001)
      Date rape myth (p<.01).
      Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.
      Individual LevelImproved bystander attitudes (p<.001)Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.
      Interpersonal LevelEnhanced decision balance (p<.001)Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.

      Adaptability

      Implementation History

      • Multiple implementations - Different settings/populations/providers - The intervention showed significant adaptability as it has been implemented in different settings or with different populations or by different provider(s). This can include multiple implementations during the same time period. Each implementation of the intervention must have been substantially the same and must have demonstrated positive results for the primary objectives of the intervention.

      Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention

      • Specialized skills training provided as part of the Intervention - The intervention does not require individuals or groups with highly specialized training, but requires that individuals or groups be trained as part of the implementation of the intervention.

      Are there supports available for implementation

      Yes. Consultations, Technical Assistance, Research and Analyses of Needs, and Workshop Presentations

      Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions

      Yes. Bystander Store - http://cola.unh.edu/prevention-innovations-research-center/bystander-store