Adaptations of “Coaching Boys into Men” Study

Southwestern Pennsylvania (the Pittsburgh region) has a robust network of violence victim advocacy agencies, which are increasingly engaging in prevention efforts, through support from local foundations and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV). A major focus of this work is to increase engagement with men and boys, thus a number of local agencies have started to use “Coaching Boys Into Men” (CBIM) in their prevention programming. Notably, some of the violence prevention advocates have been invited into schools to train the coaches (as originally intended in the program) while others have been asked to present the materials to athletes while the coaches listen. This study is comparing the implementation of CBIM by advocate-led delivery compared to coach-led delivery (original model) and examining the effects of this adaptation on both athletes and their coaches. (Funded by CDC Foundation).