Green Dot Strategy

About Green Dot

Green Dot is a Bystander Intervention Program that recognizes that most people care about the high prevalence of ‘power-based’ personal violence but don’t have the tools to know how to be part of the solution. Green Dot invites individuals to reconsider their role in prevention while inspiring people to believe things can be different and their contribution matters.

We want to strengthen and sustain new behaviors that will ultimately lead to reducing or eliminating the amount of people that are affected by power-based personal violence (dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking). The strategy involves students, faculty and administrators in promoting a safe campus environment where violence is not tolerated.

How Can I Get Involved?

Bystander Training (in-person):

*Update: There are no in-person training sessions scheduled right now. We will announce when they will resume.  Thank you for your understanding.

One way to get involved is by attending a Bystander Training at St. Johns River State College.

Green Dot is now being implemented on all three St. John’s River State Campuses — in St. Augustine, Palatka and Orange Park.

Bystander Training sessions are scheduled during the fall, spring and summer semesters. This interactive training helps create new proactive norms and to challenge our barriers that keep us from saying something when we see something. This interactive training also aims to empower individuals to explore ways to take action while establishing two new cultural norms:

1) Power-based personal violence will not be tolerated and

2) Everyone does their part to maintain a safe campus and community.

*Please see registration form at the bottom of this page. Location and times to be announced.

Overview Speeches (in-person):

*Update: There are no in-person training sessions scheduled right now. We will announce when they will resume.  Thank you for your understanding.

Overview speeches offer an opportunity to introduce Green Dot and how individuals can engage in culture change through prevention. Overview speeches can range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Request an overview speech for your class, club/organization, or faculty and staff meeting by emailing Kelly Franklin at Kellyf@bettygriffincenter.org .

New! Virtual Overview Workshop:

We are excited to now offer a Zoom Virtual Overview Workshop to students, Faculty, and Administration at SJR State. Virtual Overview Workshops can range from one to one-and-a-half hours.

This workshop will include anonymous polling and breakout rooms for discussions to increase participation and a sense of community while remaining safe at home.  Email Kelly Franklin at Kellyf@bettygriffincenter.org to schedule a virtual workshop for your class, club/organization, or department!

Upcoming activities:

All college events are postponed until further notice. Thank you and please reach out to Kelly Franklin at Kellyf@bettygriffincenter.org for any questions.

Follow us on social media to check out more upcoming events:

@SJRStategreendot,  @greendotsjrstate

What is Your Green Dot?

Click on the map’s Green Dots below to see what is happening in our communities.

Also, you can tell us about a Green Dot you have done in the form below. This can be a reactive or proactive Green Dot you have done.

We want to acknowledge and celebrate your efforts to making our community safer one Green Dot at a time.

Make sure to provide a general location in the form so we can add your Green Dot to the cities map!

What is your green Dot
Brief description of the event. Please leave out identifying details (i.e. names)

Upcoming Green Dot Trainings

Join us for a fun and interactive day of learning on how we can be proactive and reactive in ending power-based personal violence (a red dot) in our community.

To sign-up, please fill out the form below

Green Dot Training Sign up
(as listed on the Completion Certificate)