NNADV Using Green Dots to Address Violence

The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence Using Green Dots to Address Violence

When an act of violence (sexual assault, partner violence, or stalking) happens in our communities there is almost always a bystander who is in a position to notice a high risk behavior and potentially do something to help. However, all too often, as bystanders we aren’t sure what to do or how to do it. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, the University of Nevada, Reno and various organizations throughout northern and rural Nevada are dedicated to changing this behavior by launching a violence prevention program called Green Dot.

Green Dot incorporates a community mobilization strategy that is designed to equip bystanders with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively intervene. Professionals across northern and rural Nevada are convening for four days (September 24-27) on the University of Nevada, Reno campus to become certified Green Dot instructors.

For the full press release, Green Dot 9-4-2013

NPR – KUNR 88.7 Reno Public Radio broadcasting from the University of Nevada, Reno interview with Sue Meuschke, NNADV Executive Director: http://www.kunr.org/news/interview-green-dot-violence-training-comes-to-nv

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