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You don’t have to know how to do it perfectly. You will get better - and it gets easier with information and practice. – Karen Hughes, PartySafe@Cal Coordinator

Practice Noticing High Risk Behaviors and Situations

Can’t intervene with something you don’t even see, right? What’s actually going on? Is it high risk or low risk behavior?

Party Observations are one way to improve your scanning abilities and learn about the obvious and not-so-obvious high risk behaviors and situations.  Use the Party Observation Form for the last gathering you attended or a party this weekend. What high risk behaviors and situations do you notice that you haven’t before? It’s especially good for Designated Sober Hosts and Social Hosts to think about and build scanning skills in advance.

Research shows that people are more likely to step up when they’ve seen or heard about others who do so. Read some Step Up True Stories from Berkeley students. Contact us to get started.

Pledge to Intervene

Two negative incidents that we’re especially concerned about at Cal are alcohol poisoning and sexual assault. Take the Bystander Pledge to:

  • Learn about the high risk behaviors signs and situations related to alcohol poisoning and sexual assault.
  • Notice and intervene in high risk situations to reduce harm.
  • Accept responsibility for establishing what is acceptable in our community.

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Last revised: June 2012