TCFV works with school officials, coaches, men and boys, healthcare professionals and other allied communities to help further our mission of bringing prevention to all Texas communities. Everyone has a role to play in preventing family violence: learn more about engaging your community and workplace in prevention by using the tools below.
Coaches' Leadership Crew
We are hosting our first in-person meeting with athletic coaches in April. TCFV recognizes that coaches are prominent influencers who leave a lasting impact in their communities, and are capable of inspiring others to make a difference.
Coaching Group members, do you currently work with coaches whom you think would be good fit for this group? We are specifically looking for coaches who are already doing DV prevention education, training, or awareness within their community.
If you know someone who would appreciate participating in this meeting, please complete the form below.
Tyreena Heck will follow up with you via email or phone to get more details.
Don’t see the form? Click here.
Men & Boys
Engaging Men and Boys
Men and boys are central to the prevention of violence against women and girls. Their commitment to never condone or perpetrate gender based violence is transformative. This page offers inspiring case studies of men working to end violence and resources for those working towards a safe and just world.
Men’s Nonviolence Project
The Men’s Nonviolence Project (MNP) seeks to encourage men to take an active role in ending men’s violence against women. MNP provides information, resources, and connections to inspire and support the involvement of men and boys in preventing domestic violence and promoting healthy communities.
Guide to Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women & Girls
The Men’s Nonviolence Project has created a guide to engage men and boys in prevention programs. Working with men and boys is not a new idea in Texas nonviolence activist work. For decades men and boys have engaged through Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programs and nonviolence programs. Nonviolence is now taking one additional step and getting communities across the state to work on creating long-term, transformative prevention efforts by focusing on gender socialization and how it contributes to gender-based violence. Violence prevention requires a change in the social conditions that impact the community which make violence normal and acceptable. TCFV is hopeful this guide will help communities engage men and boys in prevention programs that create lasting change.
MNP programming includes the MNP website, the MNP listserv, the Fathers’ Stand Against Family Violence, and specialized technical assistance and training.
- Parent Further – This website helps parents identify the small steps they can take every day to help their children have a successful future.
- Men Stopping Violence – MSV works to dismantle belief systems, social structures and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. Site includes an array of articles and perspectives to contradict oppressive social norms.
- National Compadres Network – This network incorporates Latino cultural protective factors to engage men in addressing many social issues, including violence against women.
- Instituto Promundo – Promundo’s mission is to promote caring, non-violent and equitable masculinities and gender relations in Brazil and internationally by conducting research to build the knowledge base on masculinities and gender equality; developing, evaluating and scaling up gender transformative interventions and policies; and carrying out national and international advocacy to achieve gender equality and social justice.
- Men Care – Men Care is a global fatherhood campaign that promotes men as fathers and caregivers as a means to prevent gender based violence. It provides materials, policy recommendations and research in this area.
- Coaching Boys into Men – CBIM is an evidence based curriculum available for free that builds on the coach/athlete relationship and helps coaches talk to athletes about gender respect. For support on implementing the program in your home community in Texas email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Paul Kivel – Paul Kivel is an author, activist and educator with many years of experience in working with men and boys to end violence. His site offers resources, insights, and creative exercises.
- Minimizing the Damage – Male Accountability in Stopping Men’s Violence Against Women – This article by Ben Atherton explores how men can maintain accountability to women. “I believe it is my gender’s responsibility to step up and confront the violence that our gender perpetrates.”
Educators & School Staff
Teen Dating Violence Policy – Texas Education Code mandates that each school district in Texas adopt and implement a dating violence policy. Learn more about crafting a teen dating violence policy and compliance with the law.
Facts and Statistics about Teen Dating Abuse One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, choked or physically hurt by their partner. And for one in five teen girls, the strongest memories of high school will be abuse suffered at the hands of a dating partner. Learn the facts here.
Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools All high schools in Texas are required to have a Teen Dating Abuse policy. Read to learn about how to establish and implement a policy that meets state standards.
A School Policy to Increase Student Safety: Promote Healthy Relationships and Prevent Teen Dating Violence Through Improved School Climate This policy toolkit is unique because it offers schools national best practices, as well as guidelines for early intervention and crisis response. It is written in a readable, accessible style.
Clinical Guidelines for Responding to Adolescent Dating Abuse School health professionals have a transformative role. The adolescent health care provider can help prevent, identify and address adolescent relationship abuse. Read these guidelines from Futures Without Violence to learn how.
Gender Doesn’t Limit You! This research-based curriculum for the early grades (Pre-K to 3rd) guides children to peaceful relating, acceptance of differences, and gender equality.
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Middle School From measuring personal space to determining what constitutes their boundaries and/or violations of those boundaries, this curriculum engages middle school students in a rich examination of themselves and relating to others.
Teacher’s Guide: Interesting, Fun, and Effective Activities to Influence Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention This high school guide offers a ton of ideas for integrating prevention across the entire curriculum–with activities for math, science, English, P.E., and many other subjects! Use this guide to inspire your lessons, and when discussing whole-school change with school staff.