Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health and the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble, 2016
Intervene is both a stand-alone, online 20-minute video portraying student bystanders successfully intervening in seven situations and an in-person, 60-minute workshop in which students view the video and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening. The video and workshop are based on real-life situations faced by students at Cornell University and elsewhere, are grounded in social behavior theories and public health research, and underwent rigorous evaluation and were shown to be effective. Intervene is designed to be used among undergraduate, graduate, and professional college students. Secondary audiences for Intervene include university staff, faculty, parents, alumni, and other academic institutions. The video, a one-page program review, and facilitator discussion guide are available to the public at no cost, in the collaborative spirit of cultivating college health and well-being.