Become An Upstander. Learn How.
  • 01 Stand Up. Don't Stand By.
  • 02 Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens.
  • 03 Recognize. Respond.

What You Can Do:

Recognize. Respond. Act.

The Avon Foundation for Women and No More are partnering with leaders in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault to bring employers the tools and knowledge to speak out in your community. The See The Signs & Speak Out: Become an Upstander series includes three new employer training programs aimed at educating employees on how to recognize and respond to abuse. Funded by a $500,000 Avon Foundation grant, the new training programs will help further public conversation about this epidemic and encourage safe and effective bystander interventions to reduce violence and assault. It starts with you.

First, recognize the signs of abuse or violence. Next, start conversations to end the silence around domestic violence and sexual assault in your workplaces, schools, homes, and communities. Respond to help a child, teen, or adult who may be experiencing domestic violence, dating abuse or sexual assault. Then, take action in your life to help end the violence.

Bystanders can become upstanders when armed with the educational tools to do so. Learn how to take action and safely intervene by taking each of the three courses below.

Recognize. Respond. Starting conversations means ending violence.

Presented by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

You may or may not see it. Often, you may not know how to respond. Learn how to start the conversations that help family, friends, or colleagues who are impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. You can make a difference. It starts with you.

Teens need to talk about dating abuse. Start the conversation.

Presented by JWI

One in three high school students experience sexual abuse, physical abuse or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Our mission is to equip adults—as parents, coaches, teachers, relatives, and neighbors—with the right information and strategies to identify teen dating abuse, and take action to help the teens in their lives.

Stand up, Don't stand by.
Protect children from Domestic Violence.

Presented by The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Children who live in homes with domestic violence are are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, poor school performance, and engaging in violent relationships as adults. We all have a part to play. Help protect children by recognizing the signs of abuse, deciding to do something, and intervening in a safe way.