Here is an announcement from Sally Thigpen of the CDC, who wanted to share this resource:
This free course was developed by ATSA's very own Joan Tabachnick!
Bystander work is gaining momentum as a primary prevention strategy in the field of sexual violence prevention. Please take a look and also share this information with those in your community engaged in the work of prevention. This is an opportunity to strengthen community connections through dissemination of prevention information.
Please take note of this new resource from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which corresponds to bystander approaches to SV prevention highlighted within the MA Sexual Violence Prevention Plan.
The newly released Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention Online Course provides 1-2 hour, interactive tutorial on research, concepts, tools, and methods on effective bystander intervention.
The tutorial, produced by The New England Adolescent Research Institute Inc. (NEARI) and sponsored by NSVRC, aims to educate and motivate individuals, groups, and communities to take action to prevent sexual violence.
Joan Tabachnick, our bystander blogger, developed the online tutorial, basing it on an NSVRC publication released in 2008.
You can view more information about this course at:
Please contact the NEARI Training Center firstname.lastname@example.org with any technical questions regarding the course.
Sally Thigpen, MPA
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Public Health Analyst Research, Synthesis, and Applications Team