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Step-Up. 2 What Does it Mean to STEP UP? Prosocial Behavior – Any act performed with the goal of benefiting another person Bystander Intervention Intervening.

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1 Step-Up

2 2 What Does it Mean to STEP UP? Prosocial Behavior – Any act performed with the goal of benefiting another person Bystander Intervention Intervening in an emergency Helping in a non-emergency* Intervention can be direct or indirect

3 3 What Difference Can You Make? “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

4 4 I believe something should be done to intervene in problematic situations. A. Strongly Agree B.Agree C.Neutral D.Disagree E.Strongly Disagree 10

5 5 I believe it is my responsibility to intervene in a problematic situation. A.Strongly Agree B.Agree C.Neutral D.Disagree E.Strongly Disagree 10

6 6 I have witnessed a situation, at least once, where someone’s health and safety were in danger. You can choose any or all of these. 10 A.Drinking too much B.Hazing C.Being taken advantage of sexually D.Discrimination E.Never

7 7 I know of a problematic situation that could have been avoided if someone had intervened. A.Strongly Agree B.Agree C.Neutral D.Disagree E.Strongly Disagree 10

8 8 Student-Athlete Profile 92% see themselves as leaders % want to learn skills to intervene % believe something should be done to intervene in a problematic situation. 2/3 believe it is their responsibility to intervene when they notice a problematic situation.

9 9 Have witnessed a situation at least once where someone’s health/safety was in danger:  Drinking too much – 94%  Hazing – 29%  Being taken advantage of sexually – 41%  Discrimination/Harassment – 54%

10 10 The 5 Decision Making Steps 1.Notice the Event 2.Interpret the Event as a Problem/Emergency 3.Assume Personal Responsibility 4.Know How To Help 5.Implement the Help

11 11 Reasons Why People Don’t Help Step 1 : Notice the Event There are 2 reasons we may not notice that a problem exists or is about to occur: Other people/events create distractions. Sometimes we don’t want to notice!

12 12 Strategies for STEP 1 Notice the Event 1.Be aware of your surroundings. 2.Anticipate problems/Look for red flags. 3.If you do notice a problem, consider the best intervention strategies and/or the best exit strategies.

13 13 B. Conformity

14 14 Conformity: 2 Types Normative influence – We conform to the group’s rules in order to fit in, be accepted, be liked, or avoid dislike. But normative influence can create a “Spiral of Silence.”

15 15 There have been times when I have given in to group pressure and wish I hadn’t. A. True B. False 10

16 16 Strategies for STEP 2 Interpret as a problem/emergency: 1.Investigate an ambiguous event further - even if others appear unconcerned. 2.Ask others what they think. 3.Be mindful of peer pressure and be prepared to react to it. a.Have the confidence to TAKE A STAND. b.Choose to be respected rather than liked. 4.If you are a victim, let someone know you need help!

17 17 Strategies for STEP 3 Assume Personal Responsibility 1.Don’t assume someone else will do something. Take it upon yourself to STEP UP! 2.Publicly state your intention to help. You can decide later if intervention is unnecessary. 3.Enlist others to STEP UP!

18 18 Strategies for STEP 4 Have the Skills to Help 1.Learn skills/strategies to STEP UP, depending on the situation. 2.Practice the skills when possible - Be prepared.

19 19 Take his/her keys away, drive the person home Remove the person from situation Administer CPR Talk to person directly about the problem Talk to person directly about the problem Call Call Seek assistance from a professional Seek assistance from a professional Distract the people involved Enlist others Speak to a coach, trainer, administrator or other professional Speak to a coach, trainer, administrator or other professional Learn more Learn more EmergencyNon- Emergency Indirect Direct

20 20 Reasons Why People Don’t Help Step 5: Implement the Help: STEP UP! - Sometimes people STILL don’t help. Why? Costs/Rewards Perhaps it is dangerous or they perceive more costs than benefits for helping. *Remember, there are also costs for not helping.

21 21 Strategies for STEP 5 Implement the Help 1.If it is safe and you are willing to help, implement the most appropriate skills and strategies for the situation…and STEP UP! 2.Be the first! Sometimes the actions of one can give strength and permission to others. 3.Create shared and agreed upon standards of behavior and expectations within your team.

22 22 How accurate do you think you are at judging how others are feeling? 10 A.Call me Bull’s-eye B.Above average C.Average D.Below average E.I suck at it!

23 23 Perspective Taking: What do you see?

24 24 “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” Winston Churchill STEP UP!


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