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Active Bystander Training for Faith Communities: An Evaluation of Think Prevent & FCCV’s Bystander Workshops

 

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This program evaluation was undertaken by Dr. Amy Piedalue (Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne), who also authored this report, with research, analysis and writing support provided by Elena Robertson (M.A., University of Melbourne). The evaluation was funded by the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the report produced for that office and for the Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) and Think Prevent © 2018.

This final report presents the key findings, conclusions, and recommendations from an evaluation of the Think Prevent Bystander Intervention (BI) training workshops, a collaboration of Kempster Consultants (KC) and the Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV). The primary aim of the evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of the training program
in achieving its intended outcomes – with particular attention to workshop participants’ knowledge of the dynamics and drivers of gender-based violence (GBV); comfort level in using the bystander approaches taught in the training; and subsequent implementation of bystander approaches and GBV prevention knowledge following the training.