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Bringing in the Bystander

Student Wellness seeks faculty, staff facilitators for bystander intervention program

University of Delaware Student Wellness and Health Promotion is seeking faculty and staff interested in becoming trained facilitators of the evidence-based program, Bringing in the Bystander.

This partnership with Prevention Innovations Research Group, housed at the University of New Hampshire, has been designed to impact UD campus culture around the issue of sexual misconduct, which is an overarching goal of UD's campuswide kNOw MORE campaign.

Bringing in the Bystander is an interactive program that emphasizes the role every individual has in ending sexual misconduct. This data-driven curriculum centers on UD being a community of responsibility, rather than focusing strictly on the perpetrator-victim dynamic. For more information on the program and why it was chosen, see the information sheet.

Student Wellness and Health Promotion aims to engage at least 25 percent of the undergraduate student population in the first year of workshops, which will begin in the fall. For those who are able to assist in these efforts as a trained facilitator, their commitment would include two 90-minute co-presentations per semester.

Facilitator training will be held on campus on March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch provided. Those who are interested in participating can register online. Thirty-eight seats are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who cannot attend on March 17 but are interested in participating, or who have questions, can contact Student Wellness’ prevention specialist Matt McMahon at mmcmahon@udel.edu.

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