No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.

Educational programs rooted in primary prevention promote building protective factors against perpetration of power-based personal violence. They also aim to decrease the development of risk factors against perpetration of power-based personal violence. Strategies include promoting and sustaining the development of healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, and socially just institutions. These programs are comprehensive, inclusive, sustained, interactive, and informed by best-practices in the field of violence prevention.

  • Bystander Intervention - Bystander Intervention programs are proactive, skill-based programs that encourage all members of a community to do their part to both prevent harm and intervene in situations when another person could be harmed. 
    • In 2018, JMU adopted the Green Dot violence prevention strategy, an evidence-based interactive program focused on building skills to intervene in and prevent power-based personal violence in our community. Green Dot uses a community mobilization strategy, involving faculty, staff, and students in prevention. Green Dot programs offered:
      • For Students
        • Overview Talk (50-60 minutes)
        • Bystander Training (4-6 hours)
      • For Faculty/Staff
        • Overview Talk (90 minutes)
        • Bystander Training (3 hours)
    • 1787 Bystander Intervention Program - led by trained faculty and staff.
  • Haven - Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates is an online educational program completed by incoming students which addresses sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Provided by Everfi.

If you are interested in receiving a Green Dot program, contact Arianna Sessoms, Prevention Coordinator.

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