New Training Resources from A Call to Men and Bringing in the Bystander
A Call to Men has announced the launch of a free online certification training for their LIVERESPECT Coaching Healthy &Respectful Manhood Curriculum. The online training program consists of three 25-50 minute webinars designed for educators, coaches, and mentors working with middle- and high-school boys. The curriculum is meant to prevent bullying and dating violence in school and sports by promoting healthy, respectful manhood and decreasing language and actions that degrade women, girls, and other marginalized groups. It also challenges harmful social and cultural norms that allow for bullying, homophobia and dating violence. According to the registration website, at the completion of the three web conferences, participants will have the tools to:
- Help middle-school and high-school boys examine their attitudes aboutmanhood, women and girls.
- Raise awareness among boys about gender stereotyping and gender roles.
- Teach boys nonviolent and respectful behavior towards girls and women.
- Help boys understand how to form healthy, respectful relationships with girls.
Another curriculum for high school students has been announced by Prevention Innovations Research Center’s (PIRC) Bringing in the Bystander program. The bystander education and training program designed originally for college students, will launch a high school curriculum on July 1st. The curriculum includes seven interactive modules that fit into a high school class schedule. Evaluations of the original Bringing in the Bystander curriculum show increases in self-efficacy and intentions to engage in bystanding among college students and bystander behaviors that involve helping friends. A two-day training institute for the high school curriculum will be held August 6-7, 2018 at the University of New Hampshire. For more information about Bringing in the Bystander High School Curriculum or the training institute, contactJennifer Scrafford at [email protected].