Choose Respect - Program Highlight
Green Dot in Alaska
There are far too many red dots in Alaska. The rate of domestic and sexual violence is intolerable, with 59 out of every 100 adult women having been victimized by one or both of these forms of violence at some point during their lifetime. Fortunately, Alaskans are doing something to change these statistics with efforts like Green Dot. Collectively, these efforts will reduce violence and ensure a safe future for all Alaskans in relationships, homes, and communities.
Green Dot Alaska is a creative and innovative program that is still in its infant stages. Building on Governor Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect Initiative, the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) is working with Green Dot, etc., Inc., the developer and training director, to revise the curriculum, implement the strategy, and develop a Train the Trainer model for Alaska. Over the next three years CDVSA and Green Dot, etc. Inc. will be piloting the strategy in six communities across Alaska: Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai, and Prince of Wales Island (Klawock, Hydaburg, and Craig).
In addition to implementing the strategy, community residents at these sites have the opportunity to become part of an Alaska-based training bureau for Green Dot. The goal is for the Green Dot Alaska program (G-DAK) to become self-sustaining and available for implementation across the state following the developer's work in Alaska.
Click here to watch Green Dot PSAs produced by CDVSA.
How you can get involved
If you would like to learn more about upcoming Green Dot events, contact CDVSA at (907) 465-4356 or visit dps.alaska.gov/cdvsa.
Visit Green Dot's website at livethegreendot.com.
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Green Dot Alaska in the news
Green Dot Asks Alaskans to Help Stop Sexual Assaults, Domestic Violence
April 24, 2013 - KTUU
'Green Dot' Campaign Aims to Stop Sexual Assault, Rape
October 5, 2011 - KTVA