What is Green Dot?
Green Dot is a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence – sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, bullying, and stalking. The strategy is based around the belief that each one of us holds power as bystanders to actively prevent violence and shape our community norms.
The Green Dot strategy draws its name from an image covered in red dots. In this image, a red dot represents any act of power-based personal violence. Green dots are small, individual, manageable actions people can take to make it less likely that red dots show up on that image. A green dot could be intervening to stop a high risk situation (what we call a red dot) or influencing our community norms through simple words and actions. The ultimate goal is to outnumber and displace all the red dots in our community so that we eventually have more green than red.
Green Dot Facilitators:
- Donna Besant
- Teresa Conway
- Christy Kissick
- Amanda Miley
- Janel Miller
- Mary Morris
- Millicent Harding-Thomas
- Jacob Wolfe
- Beth Weiss
Ways get involved in Green Dot:
- Wear: Wear Green Dot swag like a pin, carry a Green Dot bag, use a Green Dot ink pen.
- Train: Bring a Green Dot training to your class or group.
- Talk: Talk to a family member or friend about violence prevention.
- Share: Share a message of support for Green Dot on social media, or your email signature.
- Intervene: Know the 3 D’s – direct, delegate, and distract. Use them to intervene in high-risk situations.
- Donate: Make a donation to your local domestic violence shelter or rape crisis program.
- Join: Apply to be a student representative on MCTC’s Violence Prevention Team.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault help is available. Victim's advocates are available for all of our campuses:
Licking Valley & Maysville Campuses:
Montgomery & Rowan Campuses:
Crisis Text Line: 24/7, free, and confidential service. Text "start" to 741-741 to be connect with a trained crisis counselor.
To learn more about Green Dot and how you can be part of the effort to end violence, visit greendotgcky.org.