Oregon Tradeswomen

Overview

Since 2014, we’ve been collaborating with Oregon Tradeswomen (OTI) to adapt and implement the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy that addresses bullying, harassment, hazing, and other forms of aggression in Portland’s construction trades. After an extensive customization of the curriculum, Green Dot for the Trades is currently being piloted on the Multnomah County Courthouse project in Portland, Oregon, led by Hoffman Construction.

A trades worker from Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.
Two trades workers from Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. at their job site.

Adaptation

The first step in the development of Green Dot for the Trades was engaging in an extensive adaptation process. Our team conducted face-to-face focus groups with a cross-section of stakeholders including foremen, apprentices, women, trades workers of color, and business owners. This process illuminated the unique challenges of working in the trades and charted the way toward ensuring safe and productive work spaces for all.

Training

The next step of implementation was training a group of trades workers from across construction trades to implement the Green Dot Strategy on jobsites. Participants have taken ownership of the program and continue to provide leadership and inspire commitment as they conduct the training workshops.

A trades worker from Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. at her job site.
A trades worker from Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. at her job site.

Evaluation

We are committed to ensuring all programs are evaluated and that outcomes inform course corrections, implementation strategies, and improvements. We worked with OTI to identify an independent evaluator who is assessing our work and informing ongoing efforts.

Research

RCT Testing Bystander Effectiveness to Reduce Violence

American Journal of Preventative Medicine

This study evaluated the Green Dot bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence and related forms of interpersonal violence in 26 high schools over 5 years and showed a significant decrease in sexual violence perpetration and also in other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration and victimization.

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Challenge and Opportunity in Evaluating a Diffusion-Based Active Bystander Prevention

This article explores the methodology of a 5-year, CDC funded study of the Green Dot bystander program as it is implemented in high schools across Kentucky. It is the first of several articles in this special issue of the Violence Against Women journal which discusses the evaluation of Green Dot in high schools.

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Evaluation of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention to Reduce Interpersonal Violence Among College Students Across Three Campuses Violence Against Women

This study compared rates of violence by type among undergraduate students attending a college campus with the GreenDot bystander intervention with students at two colleges without bystander programs and explains that victimization rates were significantly lower among students attending the campus with Green Dot relative to the two other campuses.

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