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The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Active Bystander Certificate Program  at the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) is designed to build student awareness, knowledge, and skills in the area of sexual & relationship violence and bystander intervention. Students can earn the certificate in as few as two semesters, but can work towards completion at a more leisurely pace throughout their academic career.

Program topics and information are based on research and best practices in the field of violence prevention, as outlined by the US Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and the White House’s Not Alone report (

Workshops and training are a blend of interactive lecture, discussions, skill building activities and personal reflection, and are offered in partnership with Stony Brook’s Center for Prevention, the Program in Public Health, and the Undergraduate Colleges.

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 CPO offers a variety of education, training and community engagement events each semester – see what’s happening and get involved!

More Resources and Links

The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Long Island Against Domestic Violence

VIBS: Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center

National Stalking Resource Center

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