Bystander Intervention Framework

When we witness something, we will use one or more strategies from the bystander intervention framework:

  • Address the situation directly or indirectly by confronting the person who is causing the harm or causing a distraction to stop the harm.
  • Discuss the situation privately with the individual who caused the harm first and work toward a mutually agreeable resolution if we feel capable of doing so (if not, we will seek help on how to handle the situation.)
    • If a one-on-one meeting does not result in a successful outcome, we will involve others as appropriate (here find resources for who to contact)
    • You can also report and/or support those who have been harmed by discrimination, sexual harassment, and other harmful behaviors.
Conflict Intervention Handout
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