GENESEO – Wadsworth Library along with RESTORE Sexual Assault Services will host ‘Bringing in the Bystander,’ a free workshop designed to push back against bullying.
According to a press release from RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, Tuesday, the program will launch September 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth Library in Geneseo.
“This is the first of three programs dedicated to raising a consciousness about bullying and how to intervene,” said Participants will learn how to balance safety with action, ways to speak up, and why it matters, earning a certificate of completion after all three sessions are concluded.”
Originally developed by the University of New Hampshire, the curriculum identifies factors contributing to intervention before, during and after a risky situation. The program is designed to empower individuals to be proactive, pro-social bystanders using research-based principles and an interactive multimedia approach.
‘Bringing in the Bystander’ is just one of the many curriculums available at no facilitation cost from RESTORE Sexual Assault Services. For more information, contact the Livingston County RESTORE Office at (585) 658-2370.
RESTORE Sexual Assault Services (formerly Rape Crisis Services) provides support to victims of sexual assault and their loved ones.
Trained counselors and advocates are available 24/7 through their hotlines. Short-term counseling, accompaniment, and advocacy are also available. All services are free and confidential. Their 24-hour hotlines are 1-800-527-1757 (for Livingston, Wyoming, Orleans and Genesee counties) and 585-546-2777 (for Monroe county).