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U of I Football Team Attends Green Dot Training

June 29, 2018

Forty student-athletes and staff from the University of Idaho football program participated in the full six-hour Green Dot Bystander Training in June. The training was facilitated by the U of I Women’s Center per their Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) campus grant and Violence Prevention Programs. 

The football team’s training was given over the course of two three-hour sessions held June 19 and 26 in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Since 2014, All U of I student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff have taken part in the Vandal Green Dot Overview. The football program opted to take the next step with the full training session.

The intensive, hands-on program gives participants the opportunity to deeply engage with their values around issues of power-based personal violence through individual reflection, small-group work and competition. The extended training allows for further exploration and solution-focused growth. 

Bystander intervention broadens the scope of the conversation and engages everyone as part of the solution to reduce power-based personal violence. 

More information about Green Dot and the Women’s Center’s OVW campus grant is available by contacting the U of I Women’s Center at 208-885-2777 or wcenter@uidaho.edu or by visiting www.uidaho.edu/green-dot.

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