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Bystander Intervention Training for Asian Hate

Session 1: Understanding Asian Hate (45 minutes)

Objective: To build an understanding of the issue and its impact.

  • Introduction to the training and its goals.

  • Define Asian hate and provide statistics.

  • Discuss historical context and reasons behind Asian hate.

  • Share personal stories or anecdotes to illustrate the issue.

Session 2: Stereotypes and Biases (30 minutes)

Objective: To recognize and challenge stereotypes and biases.

  • Explore common stereotypes about Asians.

  • Conduct an interactive activity where participants identify biases and stereotypes.

  • Discuss how stereotypes contribute to discrimination and hate incidents.

Session 3: Recognizing Asian Hate (45 minutes)

Objective: To identify different forms of discrimination and microaggressions.

  • Review different forms of Asian hate, such as verbal, physical, and online harassment.

  • Present real-life scenarios for discussion.

  • Engage participants in identifying microaggressions and their impact.

Session 4: Bystander Intervention Principles (45 minutes)

Objective: To introduce the bystander intervention concept.

  • Explain the bystander effect and its role in non-intervention.

  • Introduce the 5 Ds: Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct.

  • Provide examples for each D and discuss their application.

Session 5: Safe and Effective Intervention (60 minutes)

Objective: To develop skills for safe and effective intervention.

  • Assessing the situation: Discuss how to evaluate danger and risks.

  • Active listening and communication skills: Practice active listening and effective communication with role-playing activities.

  • De-escalation techniques: Role-play scenarios involving de-escalation.

  • Offering support: Discuss how to provide emotional support to victims.

  • Reporting incidents: Explain the importance of reporting to authorities and support organizations.

Session 6: Role-Playing and Scenario Practice (60 minutes)

Objective: To apply knowledge and skills in practical scenarios.

  • Participants will engage in various role-playing exercises related to Asian hate incidents.

  • Divide participants into groups to act out scenarios involving Asian hate.

  • Review and debrief each scenario, discussing what worked and what could be improved.

Session 7: Resources and Support (45 minutes)

Objective: To provide participants with essential resources.

  • Share a list of local and national resources for victims of Asian hate.

  • Discuss how to access support services for both victims and bystanders who may experience emotional distress from intervening.

Session 8: Empowering the Community (30 minutes)

Objective: To encourage participants to be active within their communities.

  • Encourage participants to take a pledge to intervene and stand against Asian hate.

  • Discuss strategies for promoting bystander intervention within their social circles and communities.

  • Highlight the importance of ongoing awareness and advocacy to combat Asian hate.

Session 9: Q&A and Closing Remarks (15 minutes)

  • Open the floor for questions, concerns, or further discussion.

  • Share contact information for continued support and reporting.

Additional Information:

  • Total Duration: Approximately 5 hours (with breaks).

  • Materials: Training materials, scenarios, role-play props, and handouts should be prepared in advance.

  • Trainers: Experienced facilitators with knowledge of the issue and bystander intervention techniques are recommended.

The detailed training provides a comprehensive understanding of Asian hate, equips participants with intervention skills, and encourages them to be active advocates against hate incidents. It allows for active engagement, practice, and discussions, ensuring participants are prepared to intervene effectively.

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