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Public Health England South West Webinar series 2019

Violence Prevention: Developing the evidence base for bystander interventions to prevent domestic and sexual violence and abuse.

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA) are key public health issues that place significant burdens on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and services. Bystander programmes focus on equipping people with the skills to recognise and safely respond to problematic attitudes and behaviours that contribute to a culture where DSVA occurs.

The Intervention Initiative is a free resource for universities and further education settings in England, developed in 2014 by the University of the West of England on receipt of a grant from Public Health England.

Following the successful launch and implementation of the Intervention Initiative at Universities around the UK, two pilot projects have been run to test the approach in different settings. These include the Football Onside project and the Active Bystander Communities project.

Through this webinar, we aim to explore the evidence base for bystander interventions, discuss the implementation and results of the two pilot studies, including lessons learnt, and explore next steps. The webinar will cover:

The webinar will be live with an opportunity to ask questions via the message board. You can also email any questions before the session to lara.snowdon@phe.gov.uk

Webinar details and registration:

Date and time: 23rd July 2019 12:30 – 13:30

Speaker(s):

  • Lara Snowdon: Public Health England
  • Dr Rachel Fenton: University of Exeter
  • Alexa Gainsbury: University of Exeter/ Public Health England
  • Anastasiia Kovalenko: University of Exeter

Registration:

Please register your interest using the PHE South West by emailing michelle.youd@phe.gov.uk

Joining the webinars:

You can access our webinars via Skype or alternatively by dialling into the number which you will receive prior to the event, along with a PDF copy of the presentation(s).

Contact: Michelle.Youd@phe.gov.uk

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