After implementing CBIM, the school was just a happier and better place for students. Our climate is just a whole different thing compared to most high schools. It’s a pyramid thing; it spreads.
Ron Barney, High Football School Coach; Sacramento, CA
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it 100 times. I firmly believe that CBIM brought my team together to where it is today.
Phil Conley, High School Basketball Coach; Portland, OR
Now if a boy says something demeaning to a girl, people will walk up to you and say, ‘Boys to men.’ It really influenced a lot.
Chris Worthey-Reed, High School Football Player, Sacramento, CA
CBIM is broken into 12 weekly sessions supported by CBIM “Training Cards.” Each Training Card discussion is facilitated by coaches and takes about 15 minutes. The 12 Training Card topics are:
Partner with a violence prevention expert in your community that is implementing CBIM.
Attend a CBIM training session led by your community advocate to learn how to deliver the card series to your athletes.
Make a plan for when and how you will lead your weekly discussions with athletes. Set a plan to regularly connect with your community advocate for support throughout the season.
Each facilitated discussion takes about 15-minutes. Using teachable moments helps model healthy culture and teach that abuse is never ok.
Work with your Advocate to build on your first season to educate and empower your team.
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For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world.
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