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Intervene: Modeling Pro-Social Bystander Behavior in College Students through
Online Video
Laura B. Santacrose*, Anne C. Laurita*, and Timothy C. Marchell
Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Cornell Health, Cornell University Intervene Bystander Intervention Training

Laura B. Santacrose, Anne C. Laurita & Timothy C. Marchell (2019): Intervene:
Modeling Pro-Social Bystander Behavior in College Students through Online Video, Health
Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1564956

The Intervene Bystander Intervention Training was developed at Cornell University. Idaho State University, Gender Resource Center was granted permission to use it in January of 2020.  This training replaced Green Dot and is 1 hour and a half. The training includes seven real life incident video's of bystander intervention. The training is offered over ZOOM. There are set dates for Fall 2023 semester. If anyone on campus would like to request a training on an alternate date, please contact Stephanie Richardson at : richstep@isu.edu, or 208-282-3590. If you wish to have a live training, please be advised that the Gender Resource Center will set the training up in a neutral location on campus. This is so that the training can be set-up in advance and be ready to go.

This is a link to an article featuring how Cornell went about establishing the "Intervene" training.

To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1564956


September 29, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:30

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/CKt4e7kdX8AZb7Dv8

Zoom – Must register to get ZOOM link

October 23, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:30

Registration Link:  https://forms.gle/2BSf9jzupBVwADtMA

Zoom – Must register to get ZOOM link

November 16, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:30

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/YXvSQuYRYbQRnPV67

Zoom – Must register to get ZOOM link

  • Video: The online 20-minute video Intervene includes brief filmed scenarios demonstrating ways in which student bystanders can successfully intervene in problematic situations. Seven different situations are addressed, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence (emotional abuse), hazing, alcohol emergency, emotional distress, and bias. Characters in the film represent the diverse identities of college student populations including race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

  • Workshop: 60-minute workshop the provides an opportunity for students to view the video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance. Participants also discuss additional related scenarios not included in the film.