Bystander Intervention Training

I facilitate Bystander Intervention Training for undergraduate, graduate, and professional college students, university staff, faculty, parents, alumni, and other academic institutions.

This training is called Intervene and it was developed by Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell University | CornellHealth.

What is Intervene?

Intervene is both a video and a workshop:

  • Video: The online 20-minute video Intervene includes brief filmed scenarios demonstrating ways in which student bystanders can successfully intervene in problematic situations. Seven different situations are addressed, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence (emotional abuse), hazing, alcohol emergency, emotional distress, and bias. Characters in the film represent the diverse identities of college student populations including race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. View the video, embedded below.
  • Workshop: An in-person 60-minute workshop provides an opportunity for students to view the video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance. Participants also discuss additional related scenarios not included in the film.

Both the video and workshop are:

  • based on real-life situations faced by students at Cornell and beyond
  • grounded in social behavior theories and public health research
  • developed and evaluated by the Skorton Center at Cornell Health