Prevention & Risk Reduction Strategies
Become conversant in Mercer's Consent policy. Does it differ from your expectations? What invalidates consent? What challenges do you foresee putting this into practice?
Examine your relationship communication. How can you enhance your communication skills to help ensure mutual understanding?
Assess how Tabachnick's continuum of behaviors can help you identify abusive behavior and avoid harm or guide intervention opportunities.
Recognize your own attitudes around gender inequality and gender identification and how bystanders' responses vary by gender.
Promote risk reduction strategies for yourself, family, friends, community (socio-ecological).
Acknowledge your role as a professional to help eliminate, prevent and address intimate partner violence (IPV) and gender inequality.
Work to develop bystander intervention skills assessing, enlisting, deciding, acting/confronting to support indirect, direct, and distraction plans.
Share solutions and stories that enhance success and build capacity to effect change.