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UCM Green Dot Participates in National Green Dot Day of Training

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 23, 2016) – UCM Green Dot, the University of Central Missouri’s initiative to reduce power-based personal violence on campus and in the local community, will participate in the national Green Dot day of training from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

The UCM Green Dot team is seeking UCM students to participate in event. Those who have pre-registered for the training will learn methods for reducing and eliminating domestic violence such as sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking, with reactive and proactive techniques. These include bystander intervention skills and the proactive creation of a campus culture that does not tolerate violence and believes that individual can make a difference in violence prevention.

Participants may register at ucmo.edu/greendot or contact Holly Weiss, violence prevention specialist, at hweiss@ucmo.edu. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required.

“It is important for students to learn the skills of bystander intervention and how they can be incorporated into their daily lives,” Weiss said.“The training teaches students that they don't have to be the next superheroes in violence prevention. Rather, they can be the same individuals they already are, but with a better sense of how to intervene when they see an incident of power-based personal violence.A culture change may seem too large to accomplish, but if enoughof us make small steps to reduce and eliminate violence, those small actions add up. That is how we can make UCM and our community a safer place.”

Prior to the national day of training, the UCM Green Dot team will host a Green Dot action event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14 on the Elliott Union mall. Displays will explain how bystander intervention can change the campus culture, and those who visit the display can share how they would intervene in a red dot situation and place their Green Dots on the map. Decorating of Green Dot cookies will be available on Wednesday.