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AUGUST NEWSLETTER
WCC Public Education Team ready for school year and Green Dot!
While the Public Education team has enjoyed the sunshine, summer planning sessions and a statewide youth leadership conference, they are excited and ready to start another school year working with students making area schools safer!

The public education team is currently implementing Green Dot, a violence prevention program, in 7 high schools, 1 community college and in partnership with the Limestone Ministerial Association in Maysville. 

Last school year the team worked with over 4,000 people and held multiple educational events, Green Dot overview speeches, and Green Dot Bystander trainings. They also offered extra-curricular events which included a dodgeball tournament, participating in a high school haunted house, gained interns, and was part of offering a successful summer conference for high school students from across the Commonwealth.

We are incredibly passionate when it comes to talking about violence prevention, but we believe we can make changing our community fun too!

 
IMPACT 100 FINALIST!

Women’s Crisis Center is seeking additional funding to expand the Green Dot program. WCC is excited to announce we are a finalist for the Impact 100 grant! If selected, WCC will implement Green Dot into an additional 3 high schools in Northern Kentucky.

Impact 100 empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants which make a lasting impact in our community. On September 13, 2016 WCC will present to the Impact 100 membership at the Impact 100 Annual Awards Celebration.

For more information on Impact 100 visit www.impact100.org.


WHAT IS GREEN DOT?

The Green Dot strategy is based on the belief that the greatest power is in the bystander-each one of us.  Through our choices, we can define what we will and will not accept when it comes to violence in our community.  Green Dot teaches people how to recognize red dots, moments in time when someone makes a choice to use their words, actions, or behaviors to harm another.  

Green Dot helps people recognize red dots and come up with practical choices we call green dots, a choice someone makes to use actions, words, or behaviors to try to stop a red dot from happening. A Green Dot could be responding to a red dot situation by safely intervening or getting someone else, a friend or authority figure, to help. A green dot can also be as simple as wearing a Green Dot button, posting about violence prevention on social media to let those around you know you care about this issue, or bringing green dot to your organization, group or school. 

The Green Dot program originated at the University of Kentucky and was created by Dr. Dorothy Edwards.  Women’s Crisis Center was part of a research study in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found in Kentucky high schools with Green Dot sexual assault perpetration was reduced by over 50% and total perpetration of other forms of violence were reduced!  

Women’s Crisis Center helped plan and participate in the first annual Green Dot leadership conference, Beyond the Dot.  There were 28 high school students from all across Kentucky who participated in the June 21-23 conference held at Berea College. The students engaged in a range of leadership workshops and they received a guided campus tour of Berea College. Each participating high school is eligible to receive a $500 grant for a student-run Green Dot project. This conference was made possible through funding provided by KASAP (Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

If you would like to know more about Green Dot, get involved or donate to support the program please contact Christy Burch, the Director of Public Education for Women’s Crisis Center at 859-647-2388 ext. 1102 or check out the Green Dot website at www.greendotgcky.org

WCC PUBLIC EDUCATION STATISTICS
Aug 2015-June 2016 (last school year)
 

4,240  people served during the last school year

4,822  hours spent training students, community members, and school administration

173  events held (including displays, overview speeches, and Green Dot bystander trainings)

GREEN DOT SCHOOLS
  • Augusta Independent High School
  • Bracken County High School
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Ludlow High School
  • Mason County High School
  • Newport High School
  • Simon Kenton High School
  • Western Hills University High School
PUBLIC EDUCATION / AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

WISH LIST
While all in-kind donations are deeply appreciated—and will be put to good use—WCC respectfully requests that all clothing and household linen donations be new, and toiletries be full-sized.  In this way, you can help us serve survivors with dignity and efficiency.  Thank you!
  • packs of socks
  • solid red or white polo shirts (men's and women's sizes)
  • belts for uniforms (24-36", XS-XXL)
  • black pants for school uniforms (no leggings, men's and women's sizes)
  • chap stick
  • feminine hygiene products
  • deodorant and body spray (men's and women's)
  • winter hats and gloves (adult sizes)
  • winter coats/jackets (adult sizes)
  • pencils (pre-sharpened)
  • pens
  • oatmeal/breakfast/granola bars
  • individual packs of snacks (Goldfish, fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, etc.)
  • Pop tarts
  • small packages of sunflower seeds
  • small packages of applesauce
  • individual bottles/boxes of 100% juice (apple, grape, mixed fruit, or orange)
  • small boxes of raisins or craisins
  • single pudding cups
  • easy microwave meals, no refrigeration required (mac & cheese, soups, Beef-A-Roni)
Upcoming WCC Fundraisers

Please join us for a gift gathering to benefit Women's Crisis Center's Toast for Hope event happening this October! 

WCC will provide light hors d'oeuvres and drinks. We are asking for those that attend to bring a donation that can be used for the silent auction at Toast for Hope. Some ideas for donations would be gift cards, gift baskets, sporting event tickets, Aronoff or other event tickets, travel destinations, hotel points, liquor/wine, etc.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated and will help to make Toast for Hope a huge success!

This year the Toast for Hope takes on special significance, as WCC is celebrating our 40th anniversary and we want to make this year's event the best yet!! 

What: Toast for Hope Gift Gathering
When: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30
Where: Children's Home of NKY - Devou


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