New Course Launch: Bystander Intervention: What Would You Do? 

Bystander Intervention: What Would You Do? 

The Bystander Intervention course focuses on students developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when another individual needs help. Our program helps students identify a situation where they might not be directly involved but they recognize a potentially harmful situation and step in to positively change the outcome.  The course objective is to teach students to safely respond to situations where they may help others who are in an unhealthy or  hurtful situation.

Bystander intervention allows individuals to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior in our community, on campuses whether  in a group or individual situation.

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Bikers and musicians lead high school assembly on bystander intervention

MISSOULA – Rock and country music filled the halls of Loyola Sacred Heart High School Friday afternoon as Bikers Against Bullies and musicians teamed up to help spread the word about bystander intervention.

Jared Weeks from Saving Abel, and Jared Blake, one of Blake Shelton’s Top 4 on the first season of The Voice, performed for the students and discussed what in life they had learned was most important.

“If there was one thing that I hope that the kids take away from the day it would be to realize how much their choices matter, how much their choices influence others around them, but more than that just their life. Everything hinges on the decisions they make,” Blake said.


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Just say yes? The rise of ‘study drugs’ in college

Around this time of year, you’re more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there’s always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.
Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular


By Arianna Yanes, Special to CNN

Virtually all college students experience the effects of college drinking – whether they drink or not.

The problem with college drinking is not necessarily the drinking itself, but the negative consequences that result from excessive drinking.   Each year, drinking affects college students, as well as college communities, and families. The consequences of drinking include: death, assault, sexual abuse, injury, academic problems, health problems/suicide attempts and more.  As reported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the report:


Most Dangerous Colleges

For many college students, their campus becomes a new home. The full hallways of young adults, the blue safety buttons and the ample staff of campus police seem to promise protection at every corner.

But colleges are not, actually, impermeable to the crimes of the real world. Despite extensive safety precautions taken by many schools, crimes do strike campuses.

The Daily Beast reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s stats for college campuses around the nation and narrowed down the ones that are the most plagued by crime, weighting the data for campus population.