On the Road to 5k: Coaching Boys into Men Project

University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention
R1 2016-2017 $46,564

The Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa project involved infusion of the Coaching Boys into Men® program in secondary schools across Iowa by conducting ten regional trainings and convening athletic directors, coaches and community youth athletic directors.

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  • Communities

    Adults Athletes Boys Coaches Men Students Youth/Adolescents/Young Adult
  • Products

    PSA/Promotional video: Iowa Coaches Speak Click Here for Video
    PSA/Promotional video: Iowa Coaches Making a Difference Click Here for Video
    PSA/Promotional video: Iowa Coaches on Teaching Young Men Click Here for Video
  • System

    Advocacy/rape crisis School (K-12) Sport Therapeutic/mental health
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  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    The Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) training was delivered by the Center for Violence Prevention in partnership with the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault  (IowaCASA) and 7 Sexual Assault Prevention Specialists from member agencies of IowaCASA's 6 regions.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    The CBIM training was delivered to 67 coaches, reaching 5,641 male athletes in sports ranging from football, x-country, basketball, wrestling, soccer, track and field, swimming, golf, baseball and bowling.

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    The project supported development of the CBIM Card Series as well as promotional videos of the coaches and athletes utilizing the CBIM model that can be utilized by the CVP and by the participating schools. Additional Coaching Boys into Men School posters were also developed.

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    The Center for Violence Prevention and a Iowa High School Athletics Association representative in partnership with a local sexual assault victim advocate and/or prevention specialists provided 10 CBIM workshops to high school coaches who coach male dominated sports. In most of the trainings, coaches revealed this was the first interaction they had had with a sexual violence advocate or prevention specialist.

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    The project incorporated findings from pre and post-test evaluation data.

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    PSAs and CBIM videos are completed and available to coaches. CBIM posters announcing regional trainings were created and dispersed.