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A Case Study: Creating a Campus Violence Prevention Program

April 14, 2010

Effective violence prevention efforts require a comprehensive, coordinated set of programs, policies, and services that are research-based and adapted to local circumstances. Dr. Linda Langford will begin the session with a brief description of a set of principles and a process that campus and community stakeholders can use to design a comprehensive and effective initiative. Dr. Dorothy Edwards will then provide a case study illustrating how she applied these principles in building a campus violence prevention program from the ground up. The featured program, Green Dot, is a social change model that emphasizes bystander engagement and the collective power of individual choices. Content will include review of the research, development of the strategic plan, overview of the models utilized, and preliminary evaluation results. While the example focuses on violence against women, the same principles can be applied when creating efforts addressing other campus health and safety issues.