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High School Program Reduces Interpersonal Violence
“Implementation of Green Dot in Kentucky high schools significantly decreased not only sexual violence perpetration but also other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration and victimization,” concludes an independent study led by Dr. Ann L. Coker in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The CDC-funded study evaluated Green Dot bystander intervention in 26 high schools over 5 years and confirms that Green Dot for High Schools reduces rates of sexual abuse, dating violence, stalking, and other interpersonal violence by statistically significant percentage.
Percent reduction in violence
This report describes the policies and programs implemented and reported through an institutional survey undertaken by Association of American Universities (AAU) member universities to prevent and respond to campus sexual assault and misconduct. The report’s findings are divided into six sections, representing the range of actions to address sexual assault and misconduct.Read more ↗
This study, conducted in 2019, explores the effectiveness of the Green Dot program over the course of five years through high schools in Kentucky.Read more ↗
This article explores a Middlebury College football player’s reasoning behind taking part in a peaceful protest, and how the Green Dot program played a role in making his decision.Read more ↗
This study reports on the impact of the Green Dot bystander strategy on the University of Kentucky campus and indicates that Green Dot significantly increased both observed and actual active bystander behaviors in the general population of UK students.Read more ↗
We’ve all been there.
At a dinner party. In line at the post office. On a Zoom meeting. You can feel it coming: that awful joke your friend likes to tell about immigrants. Questions like “Don’t all lives matter?” or “Did he resist arrest?” The discomfort becomes palpable. Your gut twists. God, I hope someone says something, you think with increasing desperation. And so does everyone else.Read more ↗
Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is proud to announce its partnership with Alteristic, a national organization of social accelerators dedicated to reducing power-based personal violence, to provide a series of Bystander Intervention Training workshops for the bartending community.Read more ↗
There aren’t too many school districts that can boast they have plunged bullying and harassment by 79 percent. OK, there’s only one school district that can lay that claim: Dubuque Community School District.
Though a statistic like that seems almost too good to be true – you know what they say about too-good-to-be-true claims – this is the real McCoy. And it isn’t through happenstance or good drinking water.
The district launched its Green Dot program in 2013.Read more ↗
Sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration were drastically reduced among Kentucky high schools following the implementation of a modified ‘bystander program’ initially developed for college students, according to a recent study.Read more ↗
Tarleton State University today officially adopted a five-year strategic plan to improve the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and improve campus response.Read more ↗
Some 30 North Dakota volunteers are in Grand Forks in hopes of reducing violence in the community.
At first glance, it looks like just a relay race – but these women are learning to think fast on their feet if they see a dangerous situation.Read more ↗
Maysville’s embrace of the Green Dot program is bringing it national recognition.
Women’s Crisis Center’s Christy Burch and Melissa Greenwell have been invited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to speak about our ‘Making Maysville a Green Dot City’ Initiative during a national webinar.Read more ↗
Connecticut College celebrated its annual “Green Dot Week,” a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College’s violence prevention program, Feb. 3-9.Read more ↗
In 2010, the same year he became principal of J. M. Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas Aberli agreed to let his students take part in something called Green Dot.Read more ↗
In 2016, the Air Force was introduced to Green Dot, an interactive training program designed to help Airmen intervene in and prevent situations of sexual and domestic violence, abuse and stalking.Read more ↗
No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something.
That is a motto Gahanna Lincoln High School staff and students are learning through Green Dot, a violence-prevention strategy that teaches skills to prevent power-based violence such as bullying, dating violence and sexual assault.Read more ↗
This spring, the Campus Safety Project will begin implementing Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training to students. The Green Dot Strategy, developed by self-described “social accelerator” Alteristic Inc. in 2006, is based on the principle of “mobilizing communities by harnessing the power of individuals” in order to create “a safe and equitable society.”Read more ↗
Imagine this: You work at a bank as a teller and overhear a regular customer making inappropriate advances toward a co-worker. One day, she tells you the customer made a pass at her when she accompanied him to his safe deposit box.
As a bystander, would you feel a responsibility to intervene?Read more ↗
When it comes to preventing sexual assault and violence — whether it’s on campus or in the community — every person plays a key role.
That message was emphasized in a recent four-day, intensive training program known as the Green Dot Institute.Read more ↗
In 2016, University of Central Florida was the state’s leader for training in the bystander intervention program, Green Dot, that teaches faculty, staff and students how small actions can have big results.Read more ↗
The North Dakota Department of Health held its first “Green Dot” Violence Prevention Training. The program aims to help end dating/domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. People representing Fargo, Grand Forks and Valley City took part in the 4–day training program and will bring what they learned back to their communities.Read more ↗
Twenty-four Kalamazoo College students and five K employee Green Dot-certified trainers launched the College’s first bystander training session on April 29. It’s one of several early steps toward the goal of a “greening” that will be year-round, forever.Read more ↗
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