Prevent Bullying/Dating Violence
A CALL TO MEN’s LIVERESPECT™ Healthy, Respectful Manhood Curriculum helps prevent bullying and dating violence in schools and sports. The easy-to-integrate curriculum offers coaches, educators, mentors and youth advocates the tools to build young men of character. The curriculum is free and available for download.
Our LIVERESPECT™ Curriculum is ideal for middle and high school age boys. The curriculum promotes healthy, respectful manhood; decreases language and actions that degrade women, girls and other marginalized groups; challenges harmful cultural and social norms; and decreases instances of bullying, homophobia and dating violence.
Research by the World Health Organization shows that men and boys who adhere to rigid, traditional notions of gender roles and masculinity are more likely to report having used violence against a partner. According to the CDC, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 4 (28 percent) students in grades 6-12 experience bullying, according to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The LIVERESPECT™ Curriculum will empower boys to better understand healthy relationships, more effectively negotiate relationships with their peers, and make better decisions for themselves and those around them.
“Coaches play a critical role in shaping the character of our next generation of leaders. That character development starts with a healthy manhood,” said Joe Ehrmann, founder of Coach for America and Parade Magazine’s Most Important Coach in America. “The LIVERESPECT™ curriculum can empower coaches to take their teams to the next level of success on and off the field.”
James Brown, network broadcaster, CBS Sports and News, calls on coaches to embrace the potential impact they have on young boys: “As a coach, educator or mentor, you are a role model with great influence over the lives of young men and the way they view the world. The ability to shape the minds and beliefs of the young men we serve is an awesome responsibility. Join A CALL TO MEN in shifting social norms that negatively impact our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful manhood.”
The LIVERESPECT™ Curriculum is the product of A CALL TO MEN’s 20+ years of experience working with and training men, from the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, to the United States Military, the Department of Justice and the United Nations. The curriculum was developed by A CALL TO MEN and generously funded by Verizon’s HopeLine program.