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ISU looks for feedback on ‘Green Dot’ training

“Green Dot”, a program that teaches students how to prevent and stop a variety of violent situations has been taught at ISU since 2013.

Now the ISU Gender Resource Center is asking students and staff for feedback on the training by filling out a survey.

“ISU is continuously ranked as one of the safest campuses in the nation. But it is because programs like this and it is because of the accountability that are students and our faculty and staff have to each other to create that environment,” said Stacey Gibson, the Director of the Gender Resource Center at ISU.

While the training is not mandatory, students learn how to help in a domestic violence or sexual assault situation.

“They go through different scenarios with you and how to more or less react to those scenarios,” said Tyler Cowles, a student at ISU.

Part of the training is learning the three “D”s. “Direct”,”Delegate” or “Distract”. Staff and students learn how to approach people involved in a high risk situation. How to delegate the situation to someone else, like getting law enforcement involved, or creating a distraction, like asking someone involved in the situation for directions.

“Whether you are going to directly go and intervene in that situation, delegate it to someone else or distract the situation,” added Cowles.

If you are student or staff member at ISU and have taken the Green Dot training, click here to fill out a survey about your experience. And if you are interested in learning more about the Green Dot training or where you can take a class, click here.

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