ABINGTON, Pa. — The Penn State Abington campus community launched a formal battle against relationship violence and stalking this week with the University's Stand for State training.
It's your right to be safe from sexual and relationship violence, and the Abington community's responsibility to protect each other. Stand for State teaches tactics to effectively intervene and diffuse risky situations by learning to safely:
- Direct: Confront the person.
- Distract: Change the conversation and energy of the interaction by suggesting options such as talking to another person or moving to a different setting.
- Delegate: Alert someone you believe will successfully intervene (another friend, public safety officer, faculty).
Upcoming Stand for State training will focus on intervention skills for mental health crises, bias, and alcohol and drug use.
Stand for State is the official University training to prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking through bystander intervention. The green dot signifies pro-active options to stand up for safety.