The Prevention Program through IAC offers educational and training opportunities for businesses, schools, and organizations on many topics including bullying, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and recognizing and getting help in situations of domestic violence and sexual assault. We have age appropriate activities and materials for all groups, large or small. All educational programs through the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living are provided free of charge.
The Prevention Program is currently working on implementation of several programs that focus on primary prevention in the community, such as the ones below. We also facilitate the Fairbanks Prevention Alliance, a collaborative community effort open to all of those interested in addressing intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and teen dating violence through primary prevention strategies.
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls on the Run started in Fairbanks this fall and we are currently recruiting new host sites (typically elementary schools), coaches and other volunteers to help make the program successful.
Green Dot is a bystander intervention strategy that engages community members in preventing violence and making Fairbanks a safer place. What exactly is Green Dot? The reality is, most of us can think of times when we saw something happening or had a feeling in our gut that something wasn’t quite right… a co-worker whose new relationship seems off, an employee who talks about their partner in a way that makes you think they hurt them, a customer who grabs her child by the arm too hard. If you see something going on that doesn’t look right, you have a lot of options.
A red dot is a moment in time when violence happens in our community. Every time one of us (a bystander) finds a way to safely intervene, we are creating a green dot. The more green dots we create, the less red dots we will have. When you see a red dot happening, that’s where reactive green dots come in. These are green dots used to respond to instances of violence.
How do you intervene? There are three different types of reactive green dots, called the three D's.
Proactive Green Dots. Proactive green dots work towards stopping the violence before it can ever happen. You can talk about Green Dot, post a bystander video on Facebook, or do a “Green Dot Challenge.” Do a proactive green dot today by checking us out online:
Green Dot Alaska: www.greendotAlaska.com
Green Dot Fairbanks Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendotfairbanks
Hashtag us: #GDAKFBX
Coaching Boys into Men is a program designed for coaches of high school-aged boys involved in any sport (within our outside of the school environment) to integrate teaching healthy relationships and stepping outside of gender stereotypes. The curriculum is free and supported by our program. Coaches, athletic directors and school administrators interested in the program can contact us for more information.
For more information on any of the above, you can contact the Prevention Program at 328-2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get involved as a volunteer in our program, click on the Volunteer Program!