Have you heard of the bystander effect? Very simply put, the more people present when someone is in distress, the less likely that person is to receive help.
In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to become an active bystander, someone who is ready to challenge the bystander effect by stepping in to support a person. There are a number of ways this can be done in a peaceful way that leads to positive results.
In this training you will explore:
- how to intervene safely
- how to help a situation deescalate
- non-violent communication strategies
- what it means to take the third side
You will look at Biblical stories through the lens of the active bystander and then consider ways in which you can implement this training in your church and your community.
If you are interested in engaging in this training for your church, please reach out to [email protected]
(this training can be hosted in person or on zoom and is 1.5 hours in length)