Greiter said that “We Care; Please Tell Us” was inspired by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s “Tell Us” campaign, which encourages students to report sexual assault cases to law enforcement.
Green Dot program aims to educate and reduce power-based violence on campus In July 2017, the Green Dot program was introduced to Iowa State University as a defense against sexual assault and power-based violence on campus.
Instead of doubting or blaming a victim, bystanders and those close to a victim should believe them; hence the name, “Start By Believing.”“We need everyone to start by believing, so that victims of sexual assault get to the resources they need, and get the help they need," Greiter said. The Iowa State Police Department began another campaign in the fall of 2017 that promotes crime reporting and community trust for the police.
“We Care; Please Tell Us” was first released to the public with a video by the Iowa State Police Department that encouraged victims of sexual assault to reach out to authorities.
With the implementation of Student Wellness’s Green Dot program, ISU Police’s “We Care.
Please Tell Us” campaign and other efforts over the course of the year, the university is aiming to prevent instances of sexual violence on campus and foster an environment where victims can feel safe reporting their assault to the police.
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According to the Iowa State Safety report, the firsts arrests in the past ten years didn’t occur until 2013, when two arrests were made.“Start By Believing” is an international campaign that aims to transform community response to sexual assault. T.)The team is made up of professionals specializing in sexual assault from multiple agencies: Iowa State University Police Department, Ames Police Department, Story County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Police Department, Huxley Police Department, Story City Police Department, ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support), Mary Greeley Medical Center, Thielen Student Health Center, Story County Medical Center and Story County Attorney's Office.
In 2014, Iowa State Police officer and community outreach specialist Anthony Greiter brought “Start By Believing” to Iowa State.“Start By Believing” refers to the first thing that bystanders should do when a victim reports their assault. One resource for sexual assault on campus is Story County Sexual Assault Response Team (S. Other resources for victims and bystanders of sexual assault are the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Student Counseling Services, Dean of Students Office and Student Counseling Services.
TIME’s article tells the stories of men and women from all backgrounds, from actors, singers and news anchors to housekeepers, engineers and entrepreneurs. In fact, many of them were average men and women, tired of being silent and being silenced by those around them.
According to TIME’s article, “Discussions of sexual harassment in polite company tend to rely on euphemisms: harassment becomes “inappropriate behavior,” assault becomes “misconduct,” rape becomes “abuse.” These conversations have reached college campuses, and have become more prevalent with each day. With prevention programs and police campaigns being promoted across campus, Iowa State is aiming to steer the conversation around sexual assault away from victim blaming and towards education, prevention and reporting assaults when they happen.