This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women’s Justice Project and is open to the public.
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is Director and Professor of the Appalachian Center for Resilience in Tennessee, Victoria Banyard, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire, and Robert Eckstein, Psy.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New Hampshire for both the Department of Psychology and the Justice Studies Program.
Bystander intervention is a promising innovation in violence prevention and research on its utility in the context of many different forms of violence has increased over the past ten years. It is a promising approach to bullying reduction as well as for addressing sexual assault and relationship abuse. This webinar will discuss what bystander intervention is including what research says about the potential importance of bystanders for violence prevention. Current patterns of bystander behavior from one large community sample will be presented. These show that, among other findings, most violence is witnessed (except sexual assault) but responses vary and although many intervene fewer are perceived as helpful. Faculty will provide examples of bystander prevention strategies and summarize some research about their effectiveness. Examples will be drawn from research on bullying, campus sexual assault, and preventing child sexual abuse. Practitioner bystander intervention strategies will be discussed.
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