What is bystander intervention? It means stepping up if you see behavior or hear language that promotes domestic and sexual violence. Check out our video to learn more about ways you can direct, distract and delegate to help break the cycle of violence:
The video above was shown to Mount Carmel College of Nursing students to demonstrate how bystanders (people who believe they’ve witnessed violence and/or abuse) can proactively step in and help to break the cycle. It was created by The Center for Family Safety and Healing’s (TCFSH) training and advocacy department. The training coordinators visit a variety of local organizations to educate the community about all aspects of family violence. And because education and prevention are the most important steps to break the cycle of violence, topics are customized based on the type of organization.
TCFSH training team delivers FREE trainings, upon request, to schools and colleges, faith-based organizations, healthcare organizations, businesses and legal organizations. The training coordinators inform bystanders to recognize signs of abuse, respond to the victim of abuse and how to encourage them and refer them to appropriate resources.
To request a free training, please complete the online training request form, located here: http://familysafetyandhealing.org/programs-and-services/community-training-programs/request-a-training/
You may also contact TCFSH at 614-722-8200 to learn more about availability and training topics.