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Learn about the impact you can have and the commitment it takes to be a CBIM coach.

Hear from CBIM Coaches

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

What’s it take to be a CBIM Coach?

  • Dedication to developing positive character and leadership among their athletes
  • Commitment to building strong relationships with their athletes based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Willingness to learn how to lead interactive discussions with their athletes using CBIM Card Series as a guide.
  • Ability to create a safe environment where athletes can talk openly without fear of judgment.
  • Standing up for respect and serving as a role model for their athletes and fellow coaches
  • Knowledge of where to find support with difficult topics

Program Topics

Learning What Respect Means & How to Identify Abusive Behaviors

How to Speak Out & Stand Up When Witnessing Harmful Behavior

Promoting Gender Equity and Healthy Culture on Teams

What will I be discussing with my team each week?

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:

  1. Respect & Personal Responsibility
  2. Mental Health Matters
  3. Insulting Language
  4. Disrespectful Behavior Toward Women & Girls
  5. Digital Disrespect
  6. Understanding Consent Part 1
  7. Understanding Consent Part 2
  8. Bragging About Sexual Reputation
  9. When Anger & Aggression Cross the Line
  10. Taking a Stand Against Relationship Abuse
  11. Conflict & Communication
  12. Making a Pledge for Respect & Equity

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How to Get Started as a CBIM Coach

  1. 1

    Get connected to an Advocate near you to receive training

    Get connected to an Advocate near you to receive training

    Partner with a violence prevention expert in your community that is implementing CBIM.

  2. 2

    Get trained in CBIM at a Coaches Clinic

    Get trained in CBIM at a Coaches Clinic

    Attend a CBIM training session led by your community advocate to learn how to deliver the card series to your athletes.

  3. 3

    Plan your season

    Plan your season

    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.

  4. 4

    Deliver Weekly Training Cards

    Deliver Weekly Training Cards

    Each facilitated discussion takes about 15-minutes. Using teachable moments helps model healthy culture and teach that abuse is never ok.

  5. 5

    Celebrate Your Accomplishments & Plan for Your Next Season

    Celebrate Your Accomplishments & Plan for Your Next Season

    Work with your Advocate to build on your first season to educate and empower your team.

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow.

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.

FUTURES believes that men can use their positive influence as fathers, educators, coaches, and policymakers to challenge the attitudes and beliefs that support violence.