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Domestic Violence Bystander Intervention Training 1.

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2 Domestic Violence Bystander Intervention Training 1

3 About See the Signs, Speak Out Free, online-based trainings for workplaces Seethesigns.org 2

4 I.Intro to bystander intervention– 10 min II.Understanding Domestic Violence– 25 minutes III.How to Intervene Video and Exercise – 25 minutes IV.Wrap-up/Evaluation Agenda 3

5 By the end of today’s training you will know how to… intervene as a bystander to prevent domestic violence 4

6 Ground rules Take care of yourself Be respectful 5

7 What is Bystander Intervention? by stand er in ter ven tion ( \ˈbī-ˌstan-dər\ \ˌin-tər-ˈven(t)-shən\) : Intervening if you see or hear behaviors that promote domestic and sexual violence. 6

8 What’s My Role? 7

9 Become empowered to help 8

10 You can make a difference After a supervisor protected confidential information: I felt safe and supported. - J. (Domestic violence survivor, age 45) After a colleague reached to talk to a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, M. felt validated, cared for [and] less isolated challenged the negative things the abuser said to the victim. - M. (Age 39) 9

11 Understanding Domestic Violence 10

12 1.What is domestic violence? 2.What are the dynamics of domestic violence? 3.How does domestic violence impact workplaces? 4.Why do victims stay? 5.How can I help a victim? 11

13 What is domestic violence? Purposeful Deliberate behavior Gain power and control 12

14 What is domestic violence? PhysicalSexualPsychologicalEconomic 13

15 What are the dynamics of domestic violence? how might abusers exert power and control? 14

16 The Domestic Abuse Intervention Model, 202 East Superior Street, Duluth MNhttp://www.theduluthmodel.org, Power & Control Wheel 15

17 Technology to abuse Threats Stalk Monitor Impersonate 16

18 Impacts of Domestic Violence 64% said abuse affected work performance 26% experienced more absenteeism Victims more likely to experience: stroke, heart disease, asthma, heavy drinking 17

19 Signs in the Workplace 18

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21 Why do victims stay? Bachman, R. and Salzman, L., U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Violence Against Women: Estimates From the Redesigned Survey 1. (January 2000). #whyIstayed #WhyIleft #whyIstayed #WhyIleft 20

22 Support Validate It’s not your fault ListenReferRespect 21

23 Voices of survivors: if you could give one message to workplaces about domestic violence, what would it be? Thank you for participating and helping your staff. It is a huge step in the right direction! - K. (Female domestic violence/sexual assault survivor, age 46) Just listen. - K. (female survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, age 29) Be supportive and understanding. – R. (female survivor of human trafficking/other form sexual violence, age 25) Don't blame the survivor. – C. (female survivor of domestic violence, age 44) Knowing you have people that care can mean everything to someone suffering from domestic violence. – S. (Domestic violence survivor, age not disclosed, emphasis added) Believe them. -M. (female sexual assault survivor, age 28) 22

24 before we learn to intervene as bystanders… 30 second stretch break! 23


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