Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM)
CBIM is an evidence-based curriculum, that trains coaches to teach male athletes healthy relationship skills. CBIM engages, empowers and invites male coaches to serve as role models and mentors to male athletes. Throughout middle and high school males form and begin to solidify ideas and behaviors about men, women and relationships. The already established bond that coaches have with their players is used as a venue for coaches to promote respect, counter sexual and relationship violence and encourage young men to get involved will prevent violence and promote healthy relationships. This program is designed to occur over a 12-week period of the season. During this timeframe coaches will hold short 15 to 20 minute discussions using pre-developed scripted cards. These cards include speeches and weekly reminders to their team sessions as a guide. Coaches lead conversations with the long-term goal in reduction of male athlete involvement in disrespectful and harmful behaviors toward women and girls. Programmatic goals include increase male knowledge of what constitutes abusive behaviors; increase positive gender attitudes among male athletes; increase the number of male athletes who intervene when witnessing disrespectful behaviors.
Coaching Boys into Men College (CBIMCE)
In partnership with Futures Without Violence, PAAR adapted and created a version of CBIM that aligns with college sports athlete’s needs. Modeled after the international evidenced based program Coaching Boys Into Men This program follows the same structure of CBIM but has updated the topics to better fit the needs of college students. Some topics include: Alcohol and Consent, Hazing and Pressure, and Supporting Survivors.
Athletes Leading Change (ALC)
Developed and created as a compliment and modeled after the international evidenced based program Coaching Boys Into Men, this program targets female athletics. Athletes Leading Change focuses on the prevention of sexual violence and seeks to accomplish this by leveraging the coach player relationship and providing a safe outlet to have these conversations. ALC covers twelve topics including respect and bystander intervention, harmful and sexist language, sexual harassment, social media, texting and sexting, communication & consent, sexual rumors, pressure in relationships and healthy relationships. The program seeks to help students connect to additional resources, reduce victim blaming, increase communication, increase intervention, and to de-normalize sexual harassment and gender-based norms.
Parents in the Know (PITK)
Parents in the Know (PITK), is a practice-based child sexual abuse prevention program. PITK builds skills in parents to protect children and promote healthy and safe relationships. PITK is highly interactive and innovative program for parents of children ages birth to 12 years of age and is provided at various settings and location within the community. Parents in PITK are encouraged to use the bystander engagement skills to interrupt and prevent adult perpetration of child sexual abuse. Parents also build skills to foster resiliency and build attachment with their children through talking, playing and spending quality time. A strong relationship with a child is part of preventing child sexual abuse. PITK is a wonderful program helping parents talk with children, connect with other parents, and find strength and support within communities to protect children and encourage safe and healthy relationships. PITK is an eight-hour program that can be delivered in a variety of settings with any group of interested parents or adults. Focus is on promoting boundaries, intervening in questionable adult behavior and promoting healthy sexuality. Though skills and increased knowledge occur, much benefit comes from the safe space and the opportunity for participants to discuss this important topic.
Social Norms Approach (SNA)
PAAR’s SNA engages with a small group of students within the school during out of classroom time. The small group setting allows for increased customization, skill building, peer leadership opportunities and social norms messaging through creative modes. Working with these students, PAAR provides structure for students to have impact on their school in the form of student created messaging and activities. Student created messaging is developed with PAAR staff and seeks to readjust student norms and beliefs around gender-based violence and behaviors. Using an anonymous survey as guide, student select a few problem behaviors and seek to bring awareness and shift norms through positive messaging. Specifically, inappropriate name-calling, sexual commenting about students’ bodies, spreading of false sexual rumors, sexual gossip, sending sexual pictures and texts, unwanted touching among students, bystander intervention. In the past students have created posters, held lunch time activities and wrote and recording a commercial. Healthy Relationships Program: In partnership with local K-12 School districts PAAR leads classrooms sessions that target sexual violence and other gender-based violence. Using primary prevention strategies, the program is multi-sessional over a few weeks and focuses upon skill building and discussion. Topics include boundaries, consent, bystander intervention, sexual harassment. Each topic builds on each other and seeks to move beyond awareness to skill development and is developed with age appropriateness in mind. Students explore and build skills in identifying and addressing boundary violations and sexual harassment and learn and improve skills in safe bystander intervention and seeking resources.
Project Last Call (PLC)
Understanding that Sexual Harassment and other forms of sexual violence occur at high rates in the restaurant and bar industry, Project Last Calls works with local restaurants and bars managers and owners in helping shape a safer environment. PAAR provides three trainings to both front and back of the house staff that occurs over several weeks and explores culture, norms and sexual violence in the industry. Using discussion-based learning and skill building, this program seeks to challenge unhealthy norms and provides bystander interventions skills. PLC also seeks to establish an ongoing dialogue between PAAR and restaurant leadership. This increases employee connection to services and is a solid step in changing the culture of the business.
PAAR’s work with Greek life members takes several forms. At the most basic level PAAR hosts discussion and skill-based conversations on boundaries, consent and bystander intervention. For chapters that are interested PAAR works with local chapter presidents and risk management leaders to customize and support additional conversations that are led by Greek members. These include a wide range of topics and are supported by PAAR staff and trained fraternal and sorority members. This helps create a shift in culture and allows for a deeper dive in programming