Session Overview Campus Culture History of MVP Bystander Intervention Agree-Unsure-Disagree MVP Scenario Grinnell College Story Q & A
What will it take to eliminate sexual violence against woman and children in our country?
2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll – Liz Claiborne, Inc. 43% of dating college women report experiencing violence and abuse 1 in 3 college women report having been in an abusive dating relationship 52% of college women report knowing a friend who has experienced violence and abusive dating behaviors
Why your role is so important: 58% of college students say they dont know what to do to help someone who is a victim of dating violence/assault 38% of college students say they dont know how to get help for themselves if they were a victim of dating abuse 57% of all college students say it is difficult to identify dating abuse
Mentors in Violence Prevention Leadership Model Process Focus is on role of the bystander Used in multiple populations Middle school High school College Military Professional Athletics
GOALS Raise Awareness Challenge Thinking Open Dialogue Inspire Leadership
MVP Educational Units Partner Abuse (Dating, DV) Gender Stereotypes Sexual Harassment Alcohol & Consent
Its OK for two intoxicated adults to engage in sexual activity. Agree----Unsure----Disagree
Scenario Youre at a party where people are drinking. You notice a guy trying to convince an obviously drunk woman to go into a bedroom with him. Shes not just buzzed – shes stumbling over her own feet. You know the woman and she seems reluctant.
Train of Thought… Theyre both adults… But she cant be fully consenting if shes drunk, can she?... Ive heard about too many cases of sexual assault that start out like this… Could this be one in the making?...Will this guy even listen to me?....Is it part of my responsibility to provide him with some guidance?...What, if anything, am I supposed to do in a situation like this?
Active Bystanders Intervene… Directly Indirectly Using Distractions By engaging Friends and/or Allies After the Fact or Next Day