Pre-Summit Workshop: Bystander Intervention Education

November 12, 2014, Johnson County Community College

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This pre-summit workshop is a 6-hour (9 AM- 12 and 1 PM-4) interactive training session designed for college administrators, faculty, staff, students and community partners who desire to integrate bystander education and intervention programs into their violence prevention initiatives. This workshop will be help at Johnson County Community College in conjunction with the Heartland Campus Safety Summit 2014 and will be provided by the staff and trainers from the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa.

Participants will receive an overview on the basics of bystander intervention education that will assist them in their efforts to develop and deliver effective bystander education and intervention programming on their respective campuses. This training will provide participants with the skills and strategies to engage both women and men in their efforts to intervene and prevent dating and sexual violence by focusing on challenging and transforming social norms that support these abusive practices.

About the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa

The mission of the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) is to build the capacity of institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, victim service agencies, law enforcement and the criminal justice system to systematically implement best practice violence prevention, victim service, and evaluation strategies in collaboration with state, family and community partners. The UNI CVP will function as a statewide training center offering annual conferences for community and campus victim-services providers, community and campus police and educators. CVP will support the development of best practices for responding to and preventing interpersonal violence at Iowa’s three state universities.