Rather than focusing narrowly on perpetrators and victims, the highly interactive, researched and evaluated Bringing in the Bystander® In-Person Prevention Program uses a community of responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in situations where an incident may be occuring or where there may be risk. The program is customizable to reflect the locations, colloquialisms, and culture of your school or organization.
Bringing in the Bystander® offers training courses tailored for high schools, colleges, and workplaces. We offer train-the-trainer sessions, to ensure your facilitators can confidently train students and employees. Along with standard curricula, we provide supporting materials and continuing support to ensure your success during implementation. At the college level, schools and their partners may elect to host a training at their own institution or join another institution's training.
Prevention Innovations Research Center informs the research behind the Bringing in the Bystander® program, as well as other best practices in preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment. We know that the cost of these public health problems is high to both individuals and communities. That is why Prevention Innovations Research Center, along with our partner organization, Soteria Solutions, disseminate scientifically proven effective practices that are informed by the people who are most impacted by these efforts.
We build collaborative relationships with community partners. These partnerships are crucial to the prevention and response strategies that Prevention Innovations Research Center has developed over decades. Soteria Solutions will continue to shift the prevention and response paradigm by establishing effective partnerships, which intentionally analyze the needs of practitioners and survivors to identify solutions that build safe and respectful working, living and learning communities.