|Program Title||BOUT That Life|
|Overview||BOUT That Life is a bystander intervention workshop designed for students of color. The program’s objective is to bring an anti-oppression perspective into sexual violence work.|
|program name||level of evidence"Supported by evidence, promising direction or emerging"||bystander"Bystander programs engage men and women not (primarily) as potential perpetrators or victims, but rather as potential bystanders to situations involving sexual or intimate partner violence. Bystander prevention programs presume that all members of the community have a role in shifting norms to prevent violence.... The bystander model includes tools and ideas for action and strongly encourages each person to make a difference." (Gibbons & Evans, 2013, page 5)||empathy"Empathy-based programs give participants the skills to understand sexual violence, provide compassionate responses to disclosures, and reduce the likelihood of sexual assault perpetration by males." (Gibbons & Evans, 2013, page 4)||dispelling
rape myths"These programs address common misconceptions and myths about circumstances, causes, and realities of sexual violence. Topics often include rates of assault and reporting, definitions of consent, and clarifying common circumstances of assault." (Gibbons & Evans, 2013)
|alcoholThese programs discuss the role alcohol plays in sexual violence and how drinking impacts the communication of consent.||otherAdditional topics of focus are listed here.|
|BOUT That Life||Emerging||X||X||X||for students of color|
|Author||Chimi Boyd-Keyes, Founder of CBK Enterprises|
During the session, participants will:
BOUT That Life workshops make use of various teaching methods including: polling, videos, word association games, role-play, small group work and large group work. Topics covered include: why community matters; defining key terms; why history matters; other influences that matter; the statistics; resources; and, ways to intervene safely.
Dosage depends on the program design (see below).
CBK Enterprises can adapt the program to fit your institution's needs. Dosage options include: a 60 to 90 minute seminar class, 4 to 6 hours for a student retreat, or 6 hours for a train-the-trainer event.
Undergraduates, graduate students, men, women, greek, athletes
|Theoretical basis for approach||
The curriculum was developed by CBK Enterprises based on research conducted with staff and students at a HBCU, who identified a need for a program that addressed the needs and concerns of students of color. The program author used key informant interviews and focus groups to inform the curriculum, as well as research on sexual violence at HBCUs.
Post-workshop surveys indicate some level of program effectiveness.
|Participating colleges and universities||
|Considerations for administrators||
This is the only program listed on our site that specifically addresses the concerns of students of color. It is important because we know students are most likely to benefit from a prevention program that addresses their needs and concerns. For non-HBCU campuses, bringing Ms. Boyd-Keyes to your campus can be a great way to supplement required programming. This may be an appropriate workshop to offer to ethnic fraternities or sororities or other identity groups on campus.
|How to access this program||
Contact Chimi Boyd-Keyes at email@example.com or by phone at 919-443-5372.