Title

Increasing Participation in a College Violence Prevention Program

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Nursing Education (OHSU)

Session Chair

Angie Docherty

Session Chair

Patty Warkentin

Session Title

Nursing Leadership in Population Health

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Angie Docherty

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Western Oregon University (WOU) implemented a nationally recognized violence prevention program: Green Dot (GD), with the strategic plan to measurably reduce power-based violence through training and continual content development (Green Dot, 2016). Integration of the violence prevention program fosters a culture of safety and non-violence through GD’s prevention-minded strategies. WOU’s GD program has experienced low participation rates, with unsuccessful efforts to engage first year and unaffiliated students into the program. To connect these students, the Peer Mentor (PM) program was utilized to promote GD within the dormitory system. Utilizing PM input, support materials and trainings were used to create the “GD promotional toolkit”. The purpose of the toolkit was to support the PM program to increase GD participation among unaffiliated first year students, leading to the peer influence that would support a culture of power based violence prevention. The toolkit was formally introduced winter term 2017. Results on efficacy will be reviewed at the end of the 2017 academic year with the goal to increase awareness of GD and participation in the GD program. Reference upon request.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Increasing Participation in a College Violence Prevention Program

WUC Pacific Room

Western Oregon University (WOU) implemented a nationally recognized violence prevention program: Green Dot (GD), with the strategic plan to measurably reduce power-based violence through training and continual content development (Green Dot, 2016). Integration of the violence prevention program fosters a culture of safety and non-violence through GD’s prevention-minded strategies. WOU’s GD program has experienced low participation rates, with unsuccessful efforts to engage first year and unaffiliated students into the program. To connect these students, the Peer Mentor (PM) program was utilized to promote GD within the dormitory system. Utilizing PM input, support materials and trainings were used to create the “GD promotional toolkit”. The purpose of the toolkit was to support the PM program to increase GD participation among unaffiliated first year students, leading to the peer influence that would support a culture of power based violence prevention. The toolkit was formally introduced winter term 2017. Results on efficacy will be reviewed at the end of the 2017 academic year with the goal to increase awareness of GD and participation in the GD program. Reference upon request.