Green Dot

Lifelong impact

We have developed primary prevention strategies that engage people across the human lifespan. For children and adults, risk factors need to be identified and addressed while protective factors enhanced and strengthened. Each of our programs addresses age-specific forms of violence with developmentally appropriate, skills-based and research informed approaches.

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GREEN DOT RESEARCH INFORMED & CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE

Research Informed & Culturally Responsive

The core elements of Green Dot programs are informed by rigorous research and evaluation. But, to ensure widespread impact, each program is conceptualized as a detailed template designed to be modified and adapted for maximum resonance with each audience. Integrating language, examples, values, and concepts that match the specific context and culture of the participants will increase engagement and ultimately the effectiveness of the program.

Worldwide reach

In addition to our training programs, we offer large-scale Green Dot adaptations based on extensive literature reviews, focus groups, and pilots. These adaptations have served many organizations including the Air Force, native Alaskan communities, South African communities, Native American tribes, and women’s trades organizations.

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K-3

Green Dot for Kids teaches active bystander habits as early as Kindergarten—group bullying and cruel teasing do not have to be the norm for kids.

Middle School (6–8)

Green Dot for Middle School lays the foundation for powerful prevention while students are forming their identities, a crucial point in human development.

High School (9–12)

Green Dot for High School recognizes the power of peer influence, leverages the most influential students, and offers actionable solutions within a teen’s social realities.

College

Green Dot for College approaches all students, staff, administrators, and faculty as allies in order to create a safe campus culture that is intolerant of violence.

Community

Green Dot for Communities uses culturally responsive methods to engage a critical mass of people and sustain behavior change that will result in a reduction of violence.

Green Dot Institute

The Green Dot Institute provides instruction in the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy and certification to attendees at a shared location. The next GDI for College is October 23-26.

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