Marquette Takes Action Bystander Intervention

The TAKES ACTION acronym should be utilized when accessing the need for intervention and/or when taking the steps to actively intervene. Marquette community members must assume personal responsibility to help and/or protect each other. Community members must: Assume responsibility. As members of the Marquette community, we recognize that we not only have a right to be protected, but a responsibility to protect.

TAKES
Threat
Assessment
Keeps
Everybody
Safer

One of the keys to bystander mobilization is RECOGNIZING THE EVENT! To do this, we must all be PERSONALLY AWARE in our environment! For example, if you saw someone with a major injury, there would be no doubt in your mind that you would call for help, in recognizing the person needed help. However, in situations such as a roommate’s depressed mood or increased drinking, intervention may still be needed, but it’s much harder to recognize. It is important that when we recognize these things, that we take the time and effort to communicate with each other. It is much more important that you ask the “difficult questions,” rather than ignore the problem “hoping it will take care of itself.”

ACTION
A.    Aware
Notice the event. Interpret it as a problem (red flags) and assumepersonal responsibility to help.
C.   Create
Possible solutions. Think it through and pick your strategy.
T.   Tag team
Stay calm. Enlist help if you can.
I.   Intervene
When safe and appropriate.
O.   Open Dialogue/observe options
Be conscious of your delivery style. Use perspective taking and create context in light of the goal.
N.   Negotiate Solution/negate further conflict
Draw a line in the sand. Know the appropriate “next step.”

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