These types of events help prevent violence against girls and women, but they also help boys. If a boy who is given healthy messages by a coach who has been at this training would have otherwise learned to interact with girls as a predator the change could help him be healthier in his relationships and it could prevent him from being rightfully accused and rightfully convicted.
The Domestic Violence Council of Anoka County, an action team of the Alliance for a Violence-free Anoka County, will be distributing our Coaching Boys Into Men Playbook for free at this event. This Playbook speaks to the "teachable moments" that coaches have around healthy relationships and teaching youth how to treat others, especially women and girls. We also will have door prizes, a golf clinic, a resource fair, and an interesting program! Please plan to join us!If you are a coach in Minnesota I encourage you to attend. If you know any coaches in MN, please let them know about this event.
This event isn't limited to sports coaches. Those who coach children in other areas are also encouraged to attend.
Monday, August 10, 2009
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave, Blaine, MN
Here's more information about Coaching Boys Into Men.
To register contact:
Kelly Nelson at 763-422-7028 or Kelly.Nelson@co.anoka.mn.us.