Tewa Women United: Men for Positive Male Role Modeling in Sports

Tewa Women United
R2 2017-2018 $50,000

Tewa Women United in Española, NM leveraged their collective intertribal women’s voice in the Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico to initiate a project in the Espanola-Pojoaque Valley to engage coaches and educators in understanding male socialization and its influence on sexual violence. They delivered train-the-trainer sessions on positive male role modeling as a method for preventing sexual violence.

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  • Communities

    Athletes Boys Bystanders Coaches Communities of color Indigenous/Native/Tribal Latinx Men Students Youth/Adolescents/Young Adult
  • Products

    Curriculum: A culturally-adapted curriculum based on A Call to Men's training Contact TWU for more information
  • System

    Colleges/Universities School (K-12) Sport
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  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    TEWA Women United worked closely with A Call to Men to culturally adapt their curriculum and spoke to several other organizations actively engaging men and boys through similar models of work. These efforts coupled with outreach activities helped achieve a coordinated community response to the project. 

  • Learning Circles

    Learning Circles

    Tewa Women United Executive Director and the Advocate/Community Wellbeing Coordinator shared information about the project, provided hand-outs on services and spoke on our Engaging Men and Boys Initiative at 14 community events or conferences reaching an estimated 1400 folks. 

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    TEWA Women United purposefully cultivated relationships and trained 6 male community members to deliver prevention curriculum to male students. These individuals represented roles such as coaches and educators, as well as members of the local government and from fields such as construction. 

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    Pre and post-tests helped capture information about efficacy of the program to shift attitudes and behaviors. 

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    The project's train-the-trainer model enabled male community members to train using a culturally adapted version of A Call to Men's curriculum. TEWA Women United and their champions conducted a workshop at a local high school training 57 educators and coaches. TEWA Women United also hosted a pancake breakfast as well as conducted a training a local tribal teen center to lay the groundwork for community engagement.  

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    Tewa Women United provided resources, handouts, and brochures for all TWA services and referral materials at community events and conferences.