UNH Speakers Bureau
Who Will Help? Engaging Community in Violence Prevention
Interpersonal violence is a well documented problem for communities including schools and college campuses. A recent innovation in prevention (for bullying, sexual violence, dating violence) is teaching bystanders to find safe and helpful ways to take action. This presentation reviews the arguments for taking a broader approach to violence prevention, one that goes beyond training individuals to thinking about changing communities. Data from several studies of prevention program effectiveness can be shared as evidence for this approach.