Advocates bring CBIM into the community so that Coaches can bring it onto the field. CBIM Advocates can be staff members at local violence prevention organizations, school counselors, parents, or other community members. FUTURES trains Advocates over the course of a free, virtual, 3-day training where Advocates learn all the steps and considerations for a successful implementation. Then, Advocates build relationships and expand the CBIM network in their communities, train Coaches using the 3-hour Coaches Clinic, and show up to support Coaches and athletes as they build healthier attitudes and behaviors all season long.
The CBIM journey begins with the Advocate Certification Training, which sets Advocates up to build relationships with Coaches and deliver the 2-hour Coaches Clinic in advance of the season. Once trained, coaches deliver the program with their athletes throughout the season and Advocates provide consistent support to the team. After the season, Advocates reflect on outcomes and prepare for the next season
Advocates receive certification training from Futures Without Violence to in-turn recruit and train coaches to facilitate CBIM.
Connect with schools, coaches, and community partners to build support (and plans) to implement CBIM.
With whom, when, where, and how you will implement CBIM.
Host a Coaches Clinic to train coaches in the fundamentals of CBIM content and facilitation techniques.
Prior to the first weekly Training Card session, collect pre-surveys from athletes.
Over 12 weeks, coaches lead weekly sessions using the Coaches Kit Training Cards (15 minutes each). Advocates check in, provide support, and partner on difficult topics.
Once the final weekly Training Card session is complete, collect post-surveys and use the Analysis tool to help evaluate your program’s outcomes.
Before the season is complete, consider how to build on your pilot with additional training for coaches, program growth, and sustainability planning.
Looking to connect with other CBIM implementers near you? The new CBIM Advocate Network provides an online space where you can search for others in your area, chat with other advocates, discuss best practices, and ask questions to the community. Click the link below to register for the CBIM Advocate Network!
The Learning Collaborative is a monthly meeting space for training, discussion, and connection. The Collaborative takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 2:00-3:00pm ET, covering emerging topics and announcements as well as offering space to troubleshoot real-time challenges.
The CBIM Advocate Training is the comprehensive certification program that will train you to successfully prepare, implement, adapt, and evaluate CBIM in your community. Topics covered include: the CBIM Curriculum; Pitching CBIM; Adapting CBIM; and more. If you’re interested in becoming an Advocate, these training sessions use best practices informed by CBIM champions with years of Advocate experience.
The CBIM Advocate Certification Training takes place over three 6-hour sessions within a given week. Each training is capped at about 25 participants with three trainers to ensure that every new Advocate has ample opportunities to ask questions, give feedback, and build confidence in the program. Pre-work and a hard-copy Coaches Kit will be sent to registrants in advance of their training.
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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.LEARN MORE