Athletics can be an organizing force for leadership and empowerment of young people. They can also normalize practices rooted in violence through their social norms. To move away from this, below are groups of athletes dedicated to using their visibility and popularity on campus to prevent gender-based violence.Please read content disclaimer
- Athletes for Sexual Responsibility College athletes struggle with a number of sexuality issues. The University of Maine is using athlete peer educators as role models for appropriate social and sexual behavior.
- The B.E.S.T. (Be Equal, Safe, and Trustworthy) Model: Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence with Parties Women Love This primary prevention model engages students, staff, and faculty in shaping one of the single most dangerous social environments on campus through party policy and practice changes that make it safe to have fun.
Inside Out Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives
Coaching can instill a sense of community; teach clearer and more empathetic communication; and advocate for healthy and constructive competition.
- Game Plan: Preventing Sexual and Relationship Violence A project of MN Men's Action Network, this program helps coaches and athletes learn how to use their status to create a safer and more respectful campus environment for women. Athletes serve as role models and facilitate activities in after school and summer school programming designed to tie prevention messages to athletics. For more information, contact Ed Heisler at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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