For Bystanders

Planning for prevention and intervention

One of the many advantages to a bystander approach is that it enables everyone to take a role in ending domestic violence. By shifting the responsibility to end violence onto the community at large, a bystander approach discourages victim blaming, invites both men and women to share responsibility, and reduces community-wide risk factors for domestic violence.

Contents

I.  Introduction to Bystander Intervention

II.  Intervening to Prevent Violence

III.  Promoting Healthy Behaviors

IV.  Resources