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Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

Jo Ellen Bowman, M.S.W., L.S.W.

Engaging Bystanders is a form of primary prevention of sexual violence. By exploring a variety of opportunities in various situations to safely and comfortably intervene in less extreme circumstances, the continuum to more severe sexual violence may be avoided. This Social-Ecological Model considers the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community, and social factors and allows us to address the factors that put people at risk for experiencing or perpetrating violence.

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