What is a Green Dot? The Green Dot strategy draws its name from the image of a map covered in red dots representing a terrible epidemic. In this image, a red dot represents any act of power-based personal violence. Green dots are just small, individual, manageable actions people can make to make it less likely that red dots show up on our community map. 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 GC/KY is proud to be implementing this strategy in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Buffalo Trace areas. The Ion Center For Violence Prevention provides this comprehensive violence prevention training for high schools, community groups, businesses, organizations, and middle schools located in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Buffalo Trace. We are also implementing Green Dot at all Gateway Community and Technical College campuses.
It is our solid belief that if we want to prevent violence, we need to get as many people on board as possible. No matter who you are, you can be a part of the solution. Put a green dot on the map today!
Here are some simple ways you can add green dots to our map.
decrease in sexual violence perpetration and a similar decrease in overall violence perpetration.
It’s people like you who are creating this big change. Hear their stories and add your own.
Cymphony | Stopping a Fight
Tristan | Setting an Example
Jon | Preventing Sexual Assault
Chief Schutte | Culture Change
DaNelle | Using Your Platform
Jill | Difficult Conversations
Jordie | Random Acts of Kindness
DaNelle | Golden Rule
Tristan | Hallway Intervention
Meet the Team
Director of Prevention & Public Education
Director of Public Education & Community Engagement
Lead Public Education Specialist
Public Education Specialist, Project Lead
Public Education Specialist
Interested in learning more about Green Dot?
Want to bring a Green Dot training to your organization or workplace? Interested in implementing in your high school or middle school? Or maybe you just want to share an awesome green dot story? Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.