Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men, often serving as a parent or mentor to the boys they coach.
Because of these special relationships, coaches are poised to positively influence how young men think and behave both on, and off, the field.
Blackwell leads this class of 30 with his colleague Danielle Feinberg, also an educator and advocate. His reads “Equality.” Hers reads “Empathy.” Today is lesson five, and the focus is self-esteem. He holds up the basket and tells the class, “These blues are not who you are.”Donna Bartos was the victim of dating abuse for five years when she was a teenager, she said.
Learn about Coaching Boys into Men, a program of Futures Without Violence.Although they may not seem to welcome your involvement, teens in abusive situations definitely need the support of their parents.Check out the Start Strong program for some great tips and resources on how to help your teens. Bonomi, Melissa Anderson, Julianna Nemeth, Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Cynthia Buettner and Deborah Schipper, DATING ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM ON OTHER YOUTH VIOLENCE OUTCOMES (abstract), Vangie A. PREVENTING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Albany, NY. DATING VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION ACROSS THE TEEN YEARS: ABUSE FREQUENCY, NUMBER OF ABUSIVE PARTNERS, AND AGE AT FIRST OCCURRENCE, Amy E. Senators Announce Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, U. Senators Mike Crapo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joseph R. PREVENTING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE – RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH TEENS, Michigan Resource Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Okemos, MI.