CHALLENGE THE SILENCE:
Challenge the Silence is a bystander intervention program based on “It’s On Us” that was developed in coordination with UNO’s counseling center and the department of diversity and inclusion. The program teaches participants statistics about the prevalence of sexual violence and substance misuse on college campuses along with the connection between the two. It also teaches techniques and theories behind bystander intervention, alcohol expectancies and their potential to impact bystander intervention situations, and information about Nebraska’s Good Samaritan Law.
The program can be disseminated in person, live online, or self-paced. Bystander Intervention training is listed as an environmental strategy in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (College AIM). Participants who complete the program show an 8% increase in overall likelihood to intervene on behalf of others based on the Intent to Help Scale.
Generation Rx was developed by the Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The program is geared towards college students specifically and teaches participants about the effects, consequences, and proper prevention of medication misuse. The program can be disseminated in person, live online, or self-paced. Participants in the program reported a 23% increase in their intention to store their prescription medication safely and 22% increase in their intention to properly dispose of unused medications.