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Learn more about Coaching Boys Into Men

Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based program that gives high school coaches the tools to talk to their athletes about building safe and healthy relationships. CBIM engages male athletes as leaders in schools to model respectful behaviors for their peers. To learn more about the national program developed by Futures Without Violence, click here. And to review our progress over the past year, check out the Coaching Boys Into Men 2019 Yearbook. To see the premier issue of our CBIM Play-by-Play newsletter, click here.

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Coaching Boys Into Men is effective. A randomized trial in 16 high schools in Sacramento, CA, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and led by Dr. Elizabeth Miller (Chief of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh) found that the program increased high school male athlete intentions to do something when they witness disrespectful and harmful behaviors among their peers as well as actual positive bystander behaviors. One year later, the athletes who received the program from their coaches reported lower rates of abuse perpetration than the athletes who did not receive the program.

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In Southwestern PA, the following agencies are currently working to promote adoption of the Coaching Boys Into Men program by training and supporting coaches in a variety of ways:

  • Blackburn Center
  • Center for Victims
  • Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA
  • Family Services of Western PA
  • Homewood Children’s Village
  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
  • Women’s Center of Beaver County

The following schools and groups have implemented the program:

  • Avella Jr./Sr. High School
  • Baldwin High School
  • Burgettstown Area Middle/High School
  • Canon-McMillan Senior High School
  • Carlynton Junior/Senior High School
  • Carmichaels Area Junior/Senior High School
  • Carrick High School
  • Charleroi Area High School
  • Chartiers-Houston Junior/Senior High School
  • Chartiers Valley High School
  • Clairton High School
  • Cornell High School
  • Elizabeth Forward High School
  • Fort Cherry Junior/Senior High School
  • Gateway High School
  • Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School
  • Greensburg Central Catholic High School
  • Highlands High School
  • Holy Family Academy
  • Keystone Oaks High School
  • The Kiski School
  • Laurel Highlands High School
  • Mapletown Junior/Senior High School
  • McGuffey High School
  • McKeesport Area High School
  • Moon Area High School
  • Lebanon Senior High School
  • North Pittsburgh Rugby Club
  • Penn Hills High School
  • Perry Traditional Academy
  • Rochester Area High School
  • South Allegheny Middle/Senior High School
  • Springdale Junior-Senior High School
  • Taylor Allderdice High School
  • Trinity High School
  • Uniontown Area High School
  • Washington High School
  • West Greene High School
  • Westinghouse Academy 6-12
  • Xtreme Youth & Dreams

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