An overwhelming majority of Americans have never discussed these hidden issues with children or friends and 65% of victims who come forward say no one helped
According to The NO MORE Study on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Experiences and Attitudes Among Teens and Adults*, conversations about these important issues are simply not happening.
This silence is a huge barrier to victims getting help and to ending this violence. If we can encourage more people to start talking, we can end the cycle of violence and bring these issues to light in a new way.
The Urgent Need for Bystander Training
To address the silence and inaction on these critical issues, NO MORE partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women to launch “Breakthrough Bystander Behavior Training Programs,” to provide tools to help employers educate their employees about recognizing the signs of abuse and better supporting victims.
Our goal is to help others recognize the signs of abuse and start conversations to end the silence around domestic violence and sexual assault in their workplaces, schools, homes, and communities; respond to help someone who may be experiencing domestic violence, dating abuse or sexual assault; and take actions to help end the violence.
Use the free online bystander training programs to educate your workplace or community setting about how to have conversations about domestic violence, dating abuse, and sexual assault and make a difference in the workplace, in their homes, and in their communities.
These trainings can be taken individually online during a break or lunch or at a staff meeting. Training can also be facilitated by human resources professionals by downloading free training materials and hosting a course or reach out to their state coalition to secure a content expert from a local domestic violence program or rape crisis center to be on site to assist with the training and provide local resources.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Bystander Training
Recognize and Respond to DV/SA.
Learn how to start the conversations to help family, friends, or colleagues who are impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Local programs – Learn more
Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens
Teens need to talk about dating abuse & healthy relationships.
Protect Children from Domestic Violence
Stand Up, Don’t Stand By, Protect Children from Domestic Violence
Get the tools to recognize danger for a child, decide you can do something, and intervene for change.