Date(s) - Thursday September 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCU Campus Store, Room 209
Do you know what it means to be a pro-social bystander?
The purpose of this interactive workshop is to empower faculty members to recognize, discourage, and prevent a culture that enables violence. Faculty participants will learn to recognize risky behaviors, work to create a safe learning environment, model bystander skills, support students and colleagues, and promote a culture of nonviolence. This workshop will focus on sexual violence, but bystander intervention skills are useful for dealing with campus culture and violence motivated by other factors (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation). Faculty participants will learn the facts about sexual violence in America, learn how to apply the five bystander intervention steps, discuss the culture of violence on college campuses, and understand mandated reporting guidelines. Faculty participants will also discuss and practice specific bystander intervention strategies for interacting with students and other members of the campus community. To clarify, intervention does not mean patrolling the bars or diving into a fistfight. It does include, among other things, figuring out how to identify whether one should intervene in the first place, how to react to inappropriate comments, and how to listen to and support victims of violence.