Together, We can end interpersonal violence
Here are some ways to activate violence prevention NOW:
1. Start a conversation
- Speak with people you know about what kind of relationship experiences you want or do not want.
- Talk about your non-negotiables and boundaries in a partnership.
- Ask friends how they would want you to show up for them if they were experiencing interpersonal violence.
- It may seem small but having a conversation surrounding what violence can look like in a relationship is one of the most proactive things you can do.
2. Learn about Bystander Intervention: Remember the 5 D's
- Direct: You ask the victim if they are okay or offer help during the event.
- Distract: You distract the offender (i.e. ask someone for directions).
- Delegate: You tell a professor, authority figure, etc. you are concerned about someone.
- Delay: If the event isn’t an emergency, wait until it is over to approach the victim to offer support, validation, and resources.
- Document: Record or write down the events you witness.
3. Attend a Violence Prevention event
Check out our events page for upcoming awareness events and guest speakers.
4. Join the team
We are always looking for members of the campus community (especially students) to guide our prevention efforts. Join our prevention subcommittee to help develop new educational materials or consult with us about ways we can make our program more effective and student-centered.
Violence Prevention also works with classes, clubs, or passionate individuals looking for experience in service learning, practicum, and internships.
5. Get Proactive
Contact the Project Coordinator for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.