What's your green dot?

CWRU to host bystander intervention program training conference July 25-28; express interest in participating by June 15

Case Western Reserve University will host a Green Dot Train-the-Trainer certification conference on campus July 25-28.

Recognizing that everyone is a potential bystander to gender-based violence, Green Dot is a comprehensive bystander intervention program that seeks to engage campus community members and equip them with the skills to address situations from a bystander’s perspective. Case Western Reserve University announced it received a grant to implement the program last month.

The Office of Title IX will host the Green Dot Train-the-Trainer certification conference to encourage CWRU faculty and staff to serve as active bystanders. Once certified in the Green Dot strategy, faculty and staff can facilitate future trainings and workshops for students on bystander intervention.

Those interested in becoming certified in the Green Dot strategy, should complete the online questionnaire by June 15.

To date, people at more than 250 colleges and universities—among them Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Washington University at St. Louis—have received training. Green Dot also engages with schools, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

The Green Dot strategy is useful when addressing power-based personal violence, bullying behavior, hazing, bias incidents and language, and other negative forms of peer interactions.

For questions on Green Dot, consult the Green Dot website, email titleix@case.edu or contact any of the CWRU Green Dot Educators: