Our community education department provides awareness and educational programs to schools, community members and professionals. Our programs are uniquely designed in order to discuss topics such as body safety, sexual harassment, bullying, and consent in a developmentally appropriate way.
Hope Harbor partners with a variety of professionals to provide a holistic approach to healing. Our goal is to educate other service providers about sexual violence and Hope Harbor services that are available. We offer trainings for medical, legal, education, mental health, and community based service professionals.
Green Dot is a proven primary prevention strategy that focuses on all the members of a community as potential bystanders. Through education and skill practice participants will change social norms that support power-based personal violence and empower participants to intervene with peers to prevent violence from occurring.
Green Dot is a research based program shown to decrease in perpetration of violence by 17%-21% in Kentucky high schools, by the use of bystander intervention. The research study was conducted over 5 years between the University of Kentucky and 26 high schools with the help of Kentucky’s rape crisis centers.
In Warren County, Green Dot is implemented in two high schools and in the community. Green Dot consists of training faculty, staff, students, and community members on how all of us can do Green Dots, regardless of our obstacles, to make our community safer.
The trainings discuss what is power based personal violence (dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, and bullying), and how we as bystanders are able to prevent it. The trainees are equipped with the knowledge and skills to safely and necessarily intervene around violence.