Bystander Intervention: NSVRC Publications and Resources
The following are resources produced by the NSVRC.
Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention (56 p.) by Joan Tabachnick (2009). This booklet provides background information on the bystander intervention approach and serves as a training resource by providing activities and trainer instructions. Also available in Spanish.
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: A Guide for Preventionists (44 p.) by Jennifer Benner (2013). This guide is intended to help support advocates and preventionists in creating and sustaining bystander intervention programs in their communities. This guide highlights six program and their unique approach to bystander intervention and provides lessons learned This guide is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevention Sexual Violence Information Packet.
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: Bulletin (8 p.) (2013). This bulletin provides community members with tips on how to intervene to prevent sexual violence, examples of bystander intervention, and a list of resources. This bulletin is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevention Sexual Violence Information Packet.
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: Resource List (4 p.) (2013). This resource list provides advocates and preventonists important resources to use when working in their communities and with community partners to develop, implement and sustain bystander intervention programs. There are publications, websites, mobile apps, Spanish language resources and training tools listed. This resource list is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevention Sexual Violence Information Packet.
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: Overview (4 p.) by Mary Moynihan (2013). This document provides an overview of bystander intervention, including key features and successful bystander education prevention programs. This overview is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevention Sexual Violence Information Packet.
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: Annotated Bibliography (8 p.) (2013). This document features research articles, books, and presentation materials on bystander intervention theory and programs in various settings. This annotated bibliography is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevention Sexual Violence Information Packet.
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: Research Brief (16 p.) (2013). The research reviewed in this brief provides insight into the mobilization of bystander behavior. Each study includes an application section, which provides advocates and preventionists information about how they can use this study in their work. This research brief is a part of the Engaging Bystanders to Prevention Sexual Violence Information Packet.
xCHANGE Forum: Engaging Bystanders Together (online forum archive 2011). This xCHANGE was moderated by Dr. Victoria Banyard in April 2011. It included real-time and follow-up discussions on promising practices, new resources, and next steps for researchers and practitioners.
Bystander Resources (webpage). These online resources compiled as part of the 2010 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign, focusing on bystander intervention. Among other resources, there are multiple scenario’s available advocates and preventionists can use in their work within their community.
Penn State: The Mother of all Teachable Moments (commentary) by Jackson Katz (2011). In this three part series written for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Katz discusses the importance of bystander intervention reflecting on the Penn State sexual abuse scandal and calls for action moving forward. Also see NSVRC’s response to the Sandusky trial.
SAAM 2011 Playlist (videos)(2011). In response to the 2011 SAAM campaign theme, “It’s time…to get! Involved,” programs and individuals, submitted videos for the NSVRC YouTube playlist. Many encourage taking action, getting involved, and engaging in prevention within their home communities.
Share Your Stories! (interactive online space) . This webpage allows users to share their own bystander stories on how they acted as an engaged bystander or how they witnessed someone acting as an engaged bystander. Also, read and listen to story submissions.
It’s Time…To Find Resources about Engaging Bystanders (6 p.) by National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2011). This list highlights helpful resources that incorporate a bystander approach into sexual violence prevention efforts. A resource list is also available in Spanish.
Letters to an Engaged Bystander (blog). Joan Tabachnick served as a guest blogger, writing a series of blogs on bystander intervetion for the NSVRC after completing the publication Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention.
Making a Difference: Your Role in Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus (PowerPoint, 2010). This PowerPoint presentation (with facilitator's guide) is based on bystander intervention theory and takes the audience through definitions of sexual violence, how bystanders can be engaged in sexual violence prevention, and includes a scenario for the audience to discuss and practice engaged bystander responses.