Bystander intervention is evidence- and theory-based violence prevention; programs engage and train community members to actively disrupt and respond to harmful language, acts, and behaviors, such as sexual assault, hate speech, hazing, and suicide. To support the bystander intervention initiative for The University of Texas (UT) System led by UT Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center, IDVSA researchers developed a set of bystander intervention programming resources as part of an effort to understand, evaluate, and strengthen the bystander intervention programming offered across the UT System’s eight academic institutions.
Through this project, IDVSA developed:
- A toolkit for bystander program evaluation
- A literature review of bystander intervention research
- A UT bystander program needs assessment.
- Noël Busch-Armendariz
- Caitlin Sulley
- Deirdre Rabideau
- Lindsay Orchowski
- Adam Jimenez
- Sara Dube
- Stepha Dragoon
- Melanie Susswein
- Jessi Durán
- Leila Wood
Bystander Intervention Resource Set
IDVSA produced a set of three complementary resources to build capacity among partners and stakeholders to evaluate and develop bystander intervention programming. Click on each title for access.
This guide presents a comprehensive summary of the bystander intervention research literature related to a range of harms and high-risk behaviors. It highlights research recommendations on best practices and offers practical guidance to implement and evaluate bystander intervention programming on university campuses.
This data brief presents practical and useable findings from a bystander intervention programming needs assessment conducted with the UT System’s eight academic institutions, including an analysis of strengths and challenges.
This toolkit presents the basics of program evaluation, a self-assessment to guide programs on getting started with their evaluations, evaluation methods to implement, instructions to adapt for specific program needs, and a host of templates, tools, and additional resources.
The information on this web page with links to the videos is available as a downloadable PDF as well.