RCASA’s Tuesday Promising Programs: Step Up

In Advocacy, Education, Outreach, Prevention, Professional Training, Sexual Assault Awareness on September 14, 2010 at 8:00 am

At the University of Arizona they are using a bystander intervention program on campus that has real potential to make a difference in the campus culture. Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help… but didn’t?

You’re not alone.

This situation is more common than you might think, and is known as the bystander effect. STEP UP! is a comprehensive bystander intervention program that will teach you:

  • The 5 Decision Making Steps
  • Other Factors that Affect Helping, including Perspective Taking
  • Strategies for Effective Helping
  • The S.E.E. Model: Safe; Early; Effective
  • Warning Signs, Action Steps and Resources

STEP UP! is used by athletics, Greek life, student affairs, campus health, violence prevention centers, residence life and many others.

In addition to the 5 Decisioin Making Steps (Notice the event; Interpret it as a problem; Assume personal responsibility; Know how to help; Implement the help – STEP UP!), there are a number of strategies you can use for effective helping. (For action steps in each topic area please go to that specific topic). Follow a link below :

For further information, please contact:

Becky Bell
Associate Athletics Director, C.A.T.S. Life Skills
Athletics Department
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210096
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0096




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