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Green Dot

 

Green Dot is one of UCM’s primary approaches to reducing power-based personal violence on campus and in our community. Green Dot empowers students, faculty, and staff to intervene in situations of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking by teaching bystander intervention skills and creating a culture of intolerance for power-based personal violence.

 

     

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Request a Presentation

In a 45-60 minute Green Dot Overview, you will learn basic skills needed to effectively intervene in potentially problematic situation. Overviews can be adapted for specific student groups, faculty, and staff.

A First Year Student presentation provides an overview of policy, consent education, bystander intervention skills, and on-campus resources available to students.

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Attend a Training

The Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training is a 5 hour in-depth workshop that includes interactive opportunities to practice bystander intervention skills and real-life scenarios. Students who participate in this training are considered agents of social influence on our campus and have the ability to promote a campus culture that does not tolerate violence. Faculty and Staff who participate in this training are considered campus members who have social influence within their departments, with their colleagues, and with students.

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Submit a Nomination

We want to train and educate those on our campus with social influence to shift campus norms. If you know a student, faculty, or staff member whom you believe has the ability to influence their peers and colleagues, please nominate them for our training. Our Green Dot Team will reach out to those nominated to gauge their interest in participating in a training.

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What’s with the Green Dot?

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Picture a map of our campus...

Now place a red dot on that map, that red dot represents a moment in time. A red dot represents a moment in time in which somebody uses their words, actions, or behavior to perpetuate violence in our community. A red dot can be the moment when somebody uses their words to harm or harass someone. A red dot can be the moment when somebody raises their fist to another in violence, or when somebody initiates sexual contact without consent. Over time red dots accumulate on our map, much like you would see a map filled with cases of an illness, and we can see a community being impacted by violence. 

 
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Hope and help comes in the form of a green dot!

Imagine that same map of our community again; instead of imagining a red dot on our map, picture a green dot. A green dot also represents a moment in time, a moment in time when somebody uses their words, actions, or behavior to combat or negate violence in our community. A green dot can be the moment it takes to check in on a person and ask ‘Are you okay?’. A green dot can be the moment it takes for somebody to create a disturbance and diffuse a situation. Imagine that, each time someone takes an action to combat or negate violence in our community, a green dot is placed on that map. Instead of having a map filled with red dots, we have a map overwhelmingly glowing green with moments of time where people have said ‘violence is not tolerated in my community, and I am doing my part to prevent violence’; this map is the vision of Green Dot.

Meet Our Team

Wesley Hobson, Violence Prevention Specialist
whobson@ucmo.edu
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Sarah Lueck, Part Time Violence Prevention Specialist
lueck@ucmo.edu
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Jessica McKenzie, Student Worker
jmckinzie@ucmo.edu 

Green Dot Trained Faculty and Staff

These staff members attended a four-day, 28-hour Green Dot Facilitator training provided by Green Dot, Inc. © 

  • Wesley Hobson, Violence Prevention Specialist, Campus Community Health
  • Jeff Huffman, Director, Military and Veteran Services
  • Felicity Buell, Student Financial Resource Assistant, Student Financial Services
  • Chris Beggs, Director, TRIO Student Support Services
  • Candice Moran, Psychologist, Counseling Center
  • Cynthia Horta-Martinez, Instructor, Graduate Programs, School of Technology
  • Rhonda Neill, Coordinator of Health Administration, Campus Community Health
  • Angela Garrett, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety
  • Carla Underwood, HR Generalist, Human Resources
  • Beth Rutt, Director, Student Activities and Student Wellness and Recreation Center
  • Amy Kiger, Director, Campus Community Health
  • Wendy Geiger, Professor, Communication
  • Sara Ray Rondot, Instructor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Michelle Amos, Assistant Professor, Literacy and Middle Grades Education
  • Suzy Latare, Manager of Outreach, Access, and Community Health, Campus Community Health
  • Joyce Lawson, HR Generalist, Human Resources
  • Rebecca Whitaker, Senior Testing Coordinator, Testing Center
  • Heather Hughes, Consultant, Academic Affairs

Toolkits for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Toolkit

This toolkit provides faculty with additional ways to be proactive in creating a culture intolerant of violence and believes we can each do our part. You will find activities, assignments, and discussion topics to help generate ideas. 

If you are seeking a boiler plate to put in your syllabus, please use the text below:

The University of Central Missouri is committed to creating a culture that is intolerant of violence and believes that each of us can do our part to reduce and eliminate violence. I support our Green Dot initiative that teaches bystander intervention to equip our students with the skills to intervene in high risk situations. I believe each student deserves a safe environment to pursue an education, and I understand the devastating impact forms of power-based personal violence (i.e. sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking) may have. If you or someone you know has experienced some form of power-based personal violence you can find confidential resources with the following:

 24 Hour Victim Advocate: UCM offers a confidential, 24-hour hotline for those who have experienced sexual violence, harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking. Contact the hotline by calling 660- 441-4855.

Counseling Center: The Counseling Center offers free confidential personal and social support from licensed psychologists. Contact them at 660-543-4060 or visit Humphreys 131 to schedule a meeting. Hours: M-F, 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

University Health Center: The Health Centers offers non-emergency medical care for injuries and follow-up appointments. Contact them at 660-543-4770 or visit them at 600 South College Avenue. Hours: M-F, 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Administrative Staff Toolkit

To effectively reduce and eliminate violence on our campus we need visible support from top administrators. The toolkit provides manageable ways an administrative staff member may show their support for Green Dot and the value of creating a culture that is intolerant of violence and where each of us do our part to prevent violence.

Student Affairs and Staff Toolkit

Unexpected messengers play a key role in violence reduction on our college campuses. The toolkit provides practical and manageable ways staff members can use their role to promote Green Dot.

Residential Life Toolkits

These toolkits provide additional activities CA’s can use to engage their floors or halls in actively learning and practicing bystander invention skills. Residential Life staff should seek support from the VSAP office before planning to lead the activities due to the sensitive nature of power-based personal violence. Please contact greendot@ucmo.edu to request assistance using the activities listed below.

  1. Residence life sexual assault activity
  2. Residence life dating violence activity
  3. Residence life stalking activity
  4. Residence life follow up activity

 Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Proactive Toolkit

The shorter toolkit gives faculty, staff, and administrators a few examples of Reactive, Proactive, and supporting measures they can take to show their support Green Dot and their belief in a campus that is intolerant of violence.

Campus Resources

24 Hour Victim Advocate: UCM offers a confidential, 24-hour hotline for those who have experienced sexual violence, harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking. Contact the hotline by calling 660- 441-4855.

Counseling Center: The Counseling Center offers free, confidential personal and social support from licensed psychologists. Contact them at 660-543-4060 or visit Humphreys 131 to schedule a meeting. Hours: M-F, 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

University Health Center: The Health Centers offers confidential, non-emergency medical care for injuries and follow-up appointments. Contact them at 660-543-4770 or visit them at 600 South College Avenue. Hours: M-F, 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Corey Bowman
Phone: 660-543-4114
Location: Administration Building 214
TitleIX Rights

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil law that requires gender equality for men and women in every educational program that receives federal funding. Under Title IX, students, staff, faculty, and other employees all have the right to pursue education, including athletic programs, scholarships, and other activities, free from sex discrimination, including sexual violence and harassment.

Public Safety: 
306 Broad Street
Emergency phone 911 or 660.543.4123 answered 24 hrs daily

Local Resources

Survival Adult Abuse Center, Inc.

Survival provides shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. Through community outreach and education, Survival also seeks to reduce the frequency and tolerance of domestic and sexual violence. Survival can offer a temporary safe shelter for victims and their children, a 24-hours confidential crisis hotline and much more.

24-Hour Confidential Hotline: 660-429-2847 or 1-800-846-7597
Office: 660-429-1088
Location: 137 East Culton, Warrensburg, MO, 64093

Whiteman Air Force Base

A sexual assault response coordinator at Whiteman Air Force Base can be used as a point of contact for confidential reporting of sexual assault for military members and their families. The base has a 24-hour sexual response advocate system to provide victim care including support through reporting and court processes.

24-Hour Confidential Hotline: 1-866-395-4357
Office: 660-687-3652

Lee’s Summit Medical Center Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, the Lee’s Summit Medical Center has a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who can examine you and fulfil clinical requirements to perform forensic examinations of patients who report sexual assault. The SANE provides comprehensive care and has the expertise to offer effective courtroom testimony.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center: 816-282-5150
Location: 2100 SE Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP)

The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project is a nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project: 816-561-0550
Location: P.O. Box 41121 Kansas City, MO

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault offers therapy, support and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault, for sexually abused children and families, for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and for others touched b sexual violence.

Missouri 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 816-531-0233
Kansas 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 913-642-0233
Office: 816-931-4527
Location: 3100 Broadway Suite 400, Kansas City, MO

National Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-violence organization. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. Additionally, its services include a secure web-based hotline that provides live and completely confidential help to victims through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging.

24-Hour National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Office: 202-544-3064
Location: 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 505, Washington, DC

The National Domestic Violence Hotline can connect you to highly-trained advocates available 24 hours a day to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. The NDVH also offers a one-on-one live chat with a hotline advocate.

24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Office: 512-453-8117
Location: P.O. Box 161810, Austin, TX

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day. The NSPL can additionally help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group in the local area.

24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

 

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