I C.A.R.E.

Bystander intervention can seem complicated and scary, but it doesn't have to be! Use the "I C.A.R.E." acronym to be a better bystander and make your campus and your community a safer place.

I -  Identify the harmful situation and choose how you will respond. Then, depending on the circumstances, you can...

C - Create a distraction. This can de-escalate the situation and allow the targeted person to get to safety.

A - Ask directly. "Do you need help?" "Are you comfortable with what's happening right now?" or "What are you doing?" "Do I need to get someone?"

R - Reach out to others. This could be someone nearby, like an authority at the location or calling 9-1-1.

E - Extend support. Check in with the individual and offer to connect them with campus or community resources.

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