Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Coaching Boys Into Men Event In Blaine MN on Aug 10

I received information from the Minnesota Men's Action Network about a great event in our state. This group has sponsored other prevention efforts and it is great that they aren't the only group in Minnesota which recognizes that preventing violence against girls and women needs to focus on teaching boys about healthy boundaries rather than simply hoping that boys learn to respect moral and legal boundaries.

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
6:00-8:30 p.m.
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


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posted by Marcella Chester @ 9:48 AM   1 comments links to this post


At July 22, 2009 11:57 AM, Anonymous Joseph A. said...

This is excellent! It's great to see people now realize it's not just women who need to understand how to prevent rape, but younger men and boys need to be taught and educated. I hope the trend continues into other states as well.


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