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 :
- Emergency Helping — General Strategies
- Non-Emergency Helping —General Strategies
- The 5-Point Formula/Script
- Within Your Team
- When Dealing with High Emotion
- How to Increase Helping
- 5 Intervention Styles
- Making Value-Based Decisions
- The 5 Core Questions
For further information, please contact:
Associate Athletics Director, C.A.T.S. Life Skills
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210096
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0096