Here’s a program worth learning more about. Training materials can be downloaded from their website.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

As the graphic details of what occurred one night at an alcohol-fueled party in Steubenville, Ohio come to light, coaches, educators, parents, and youth across the country are asking what can be done to prevent this kind of violence?  And why didn’t one of the other young people at the party that night do something? A significant challenge in violence prevention is helping youth to build skills and language they need to stand up and speak out when they witness abusive behavior among their peers.

Futures Without Violence’s Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a research-tested violence prevention program that equips high school athletic coaches to talk with their male athletes about the importance of building healthy and respectful relationships. Administered over the course of a typical athletic season, the CBIM curriculum is easily integrated into coaches’ schedules. The curriculum guides coaches on how to build character and promote positive…

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