HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Green Dot is a movement, a program, and an action. The aim of Green Dot is to prevent and reduce power-based violence at UW by engaging students as leaders and active bystanders who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence. The Green Dot movement is about gaining a critical mass of students, staff and faculty who are willing to do their small part to actively and visibly reduce power-based personal violence at UW.
No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.
Green Dot is your individual choice to do something.
What does Green Dot do?
Bystander Training Each Quarter for Students
Green Dot offers Bystander Training each quarter that are free and open to all students (undergraduates and graduates). This training enhances students’ skills in creating a safer campus culture through preventing sexual assault and relationship violence at UW. Participants will gain confidence in their skills and enhance their understanding of solutions to intervene in situations in ways that feel safe and comfortable. Green Dot provides food, a t-shirt and certification upon completion.
Saturday, November 5th, 2016: 10AM – 4PM
Green Dot Overview
The Green Dot program aims to reduce and prevent interpersonal violence at UW. This discussion focuses on the importance of being an active bystander and campus leader in changing culture at UW.
Request a 1 hour overview: Request Form
Green Dot Emotional First Aid for Faculty/Staff
At the faculty/staff training, you will learn, discuss, and practice skills for being an active bystander and emotional first aid responder. By the end of the training, you should be able to recognize high-risk/red dot situations, identify ways you can personally intervene/ do green dots, and gain greater hope that you can make a difference.
Friday, October 14th, 2016: 9-11AM, HUB 332
Friday, November 18th, 2016: 9-11AM, HUB 332
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016: 2-4PM, HUB 332
Be a Green Dot!
Green Dot is all about making choices big and small that in the end create a culture less tolerant of violence.
- Make sure a friend who is drunk gets home safely
- Challenge jokes that minimize violence
- Call 911 when you see a potentially scary situation
- Learn warning signs of abusive relationships
- Refer your friends to resources when they need help
- Leave a party with the friends you came with
- Attend a Green Dot overview presentation with your FIG, Residence Hall, Chapter, or Student Group
- Follow Green Dot on Facebook and Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attend a Green Dot Bystander Training
Green Dot Program Coordinator
Melissa Tumas, MPH
Health & Wellness Training & Education Coordinator