Betty Griffin Center Holds 2018 Green Dot Fall Kick-off on Flagler Campus

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St. Augustine, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2018) Representatives with Betty Griffin Center’s Green Dot Strategy will be on the West Lawn for Flagler’s Club Night on Wednesday Aug. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m., where students can learn more about the Green Dot Strategy and register for the upcoming ‘Bystander Trainings’ during the fall semester.

The Green Dot Bystander Training gives participants the tools to stop violence they may see happening around them; Dating and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.  This National Green Dot Strategy was developed to reduce violence on college campuses and keep students safe.

The local Green Dot initiative is a collaboration with Flagler College and Betty Griffin Center aimed at involving students, faculty and administrators in developing a campus culture where violence of any type is not tolerated.

While students have an important role to play, the reality is that faculty, staff and administrators are also on campus and play a vital role to improve safety and in establishing what is important in reinforcing campus and community norms. Each semester, Flagler College faculty, staff and administrators can participate by hosting an Overview Speech, sharing Green Dot information within your sphere of influence, or attending any of our Bystander Trainings.

Green Dot Bystander Trainings are scheduled on campus each month for the following dates and times: Sunday Aug. 19 from 1 – 7 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 28 from 1 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants who complete the program receive a completion certificate, co-curricular credit, community service hours, along with t-shirts, swag and a $25 gift certificate to Betty Griffin Thrift Stores.

For more information or to register, email Green Dot Coordinator Lindsay Thompson at Lindsayt@bettygriffincenter.org, call 904-495-4777 or visit www.bettygriffincenter.org/green-dot-strategy to register on the website.

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