Categories associated with best practice:
Determinants of Health: Social relationships (including those that respect diversity), Social support networks, Other
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 email@example.com Co-Directors Sharyn Potter firstname.lastname@example.org Jane Staplet Jane.Stapleton@unh.edu
|Intervention Goal / Objective||Level(s) Targeted||Equity Focus|
|Improved knowledge and attitudes about sexual assault, efficacy related to being an active bystander, and actual bystander behaviors.||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
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
- Young adult (age 19-24 years)
- Post secondary education institution
|Outcomes and Impact Chart|
|Level of Impact||Description of Outcome||Equity Focus|
|Individual Level||Greater bystander efficacy (p<0.001)||Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.|
|Individual Level||Increased knowledge (p<0.001).||Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.|
Decreased rape myth acceptanceIllionois Rape Myth (p<.001) Date rape myth (p<.01).
|Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.|
|Individual Level||Improved bystander attitudes (p<.001)|
|Interpersonal Level||Enhanced decision balance (p<.001)|
- 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