Every Choice is an online, video-based program, aimed at reducing campus sexual assault, dating violence and stalking by equipping students with realistic, actionable bystander intervention tools. It is based off of the Green Dot prevention strategy.
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The program is hosted by two young narrators -- one male and one female -- who guide the participants through the content. The introduction provides key definitions and displays survivors telling their stories alongside their family members. The main focus of the curriculum is on bystander intervention. There are are three scenarios presented that cover instances of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking; it integrates scenarios that highlight issues affecting LGBT students. The program explores appropriate and safe ways to intervene in each scenario using three strategies: direct, delegate or distract. At the end, there is a short module on how to support survivors of sexual violence.
The program is customizable and includes up to 21 separate video modules. The self-guided program can run anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on the customization.
The program comes with an online administrative portal that allows tracking student progress and completion.
Every Choice is informed by research across multiple disciplines and topics including: multimedia learning, perpetration, bystander literature, social psychology, developmental psychology, persuasion, marketing, social norming, peer influence, communication, the transtheoretical model, and framing. Every Choice is informed by past and ongoing evaluations of the Green Dot, etc. violence prevention strategy.
No peer-reviewed or internal evaluation data is available at this time.
Every Choice is a strong program not only because of its strong theoretical basis and integration of issues that impact LGBT students, but because it has a comprehensive focus on bystander intervention. Like its counterpart (Student Success’s Not Anymore), it’s testimonials from survivors are extremely powerful.
The cost varies based on the number of students and the length of the contract. For more information: contact Barbara Wells, Campus Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.