Green Dot Bystander Intervention At Jacksonville University

Most of us care about the high prevalence of power-based personal violence, but we may not have the tools to know how we can be part of the solution. Green Dot seeks to change the culture by empowering bystanders with practical tools to intervene, promote safety, and play an active role in reducing power-based personal violence.

The Green Dot logo

The Green Dot Strategy

A “Green Dot” symbolizes a moment in time that can be used to end power-based personal violence and support survivors. It is a single choice that someone makes to create safety by intervening on someone else’s behalf or to demonstrate the following norms: that power-based personal violence is not okay and that everyone is expected to do their part. Green Dots will increase safety not only on Jacksonville University’s campus, but in our community as well.

Power-based personal violence (PBPV) is an act of violence that primarily seeks to assert power, control or intimidation to harm another person. PBPV includes dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and can be committed by friends, partners, acquaintances, or strangers. We refer to these acts of violence against another person as “red dots” which negatively impact our campus and our community. But, together as active, informed bystanders we can reduce these instances and aim to prevent these “red dot” actions all together. Preventing power-based personal violence is everyone’s responsibility. 

Through the Green Dot JU Program, you will learn safe, practical and effective ways to intervene on behalf of someone when they need your help, otherwise known as Reactive Green Dots or the 3 D’s: Direct, Delegate, Distract.

The 3 D's: Direct, Delegate, Distract.

Request Green Dot Training

All trainings are free, on-campus, and open to all students, staff, and faculty.

Overview Talk

The Green Dot Overview Talk is an interactive presentation that focuses on what everyone can do in their daily lives to decrease power-based personal violence.

Duration

  • Students, Faculty, & Staff: 1 hour

Bystander Training

The Green Dot Bystander Training is an interactive training session that will enable you to increase your skills in observation, learn about different types of power-based personal violence, recognize situations of potential violence, and practice doing “Green Dot” moments.

Duration

  • Students: 5 hours (can be split across two days)
  • Faculty & Staff: 3 hours

Upcoming Open Training Sessions

Green Dot JU will be hosting open Bystander Trainings on campus throughout the year for students, staff, and faculty. These interactive trainings seek to empower participants to discover ways to be active bystanders and create a community that does not tolerate violence and recognizes that we all have a role to play in ending it.

For more information about upcoming trainings, contact Jeni and Keri at greendot@womenscenterofjax.org.