Be empowered with the Green Dot Bystander Trainings

“What’s so special about Green Dots anyway? They ain’t so special.” – Red Dots

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, fret not young grasshopper. This will all make sense in due time.


This Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Wellington Event Center, the Wellness Center is offering the Green Dot Training Program where participants will learn how to provide those in need with “Green Dots” – positive influences and actions. Attendance is free and pre-registration is required. To register contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or

The Green Dot program originated from a philosophy of Dorothy Edwards, author of the Green Dot Prevention Strategy, which stressed a new approach around violence prevention with importance placed on “heroes.” Edward’s ideas have since spread nationally, being used in trainings and seminars across high schools and colleges all around the country.

Hero Phone

The training consists of three parts. Participants begin by learning to recognize high-risk situations that occur every day, engage in a “self defining moment” in which they decide whether or not to act and finally, receive strategies for handling the situation.

This program has found immense success in the past in melding future heroes of our generation and there’s no reason it should slow down this year. If we all band together, we can beat those pesky red dots once and for all.

See, it all made sense now didn’t it?

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