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.
- National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute – NLFFI specializes in working with the Latin@ community and identifies cultural strengths and traditions that can improve the father-child relationship.
- Fathering after violence – This webpage contains DVDs, research and tools for individuals working with men who use violence in the home.
- Fathering After Violence Curriculum Guidelines – Essential support in working with batterer intervention programs will help men relate to their children in positive ways.
- Addressing Fatherhood with Men Who Batter – This curriculum for purchase is designed as a supplementary curriculum for Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programs.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Programs and Curricula
- Program H – Program H is a comprehensive program that addresses the complexities of men’s lives as a way to promote an end to gender based violence.
- 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.
- Toolkit for Working with Men and Boys
- TCFV’s Guide to Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls
- Wrestling with Manhood – Wrestling with Manhood is the first educational program to pay attention to the enormous popularity of professional wrestling among male youth, addressing its relationship to real-life violence.
- Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes – This documentary offers a riveting examination of masculinity, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
- 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.”
- Fathering After Violence: Working with Abusive Fathers in Supervised Visitation – This article was written in a collaboration among several activists, practitioners and thinkers.
Health Care Workers
Health care providers are crucial allies to the violence prevention movement and are essential to breaking the cycle of violence and building safe and healthy communities. Relationship violence has serious and devastating long-term health effects, and is linked to a range of health issues, including chronic illness and unplanned pregnancy. But, as most women visit health care providers at some point in their lives, these visits provide a window of opportunity to address violence and empower patients with information.
Reproductive Coercion by Family PACT on YouTube. By asking about violence and offering non-judgmental support and resources, health care providers can make a significant difference for patients’ health, safety and quality of life.
Project Connect Screening and Counseling Toolkit Health Cares About IPV: IPV Screening and Counseling – This toolkit was developed to assist health care providers and advocates in collaborating to improve the health and safety of those experiencing IPV.
Fact Sheet on Reproductive Coercion Get the Facts: Reproductive Coercion – Helpful information for advocates AND health care workers alike.
National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence This resource offers a wealth of information on violence and health.
National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings These guidelines offer screening tools and suggestions for health care providers.
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.
Teaching to Transform: Searchable Resources for Violence Prevention Education This database offers hundreds of resources for your work to end relationship violence across the lifespan. Search it to find everything current for the prevention classroom–from curricula and lesson plans to videos, games, guides, and posters.
Start a School-Based Campaign to End Dating Violence: Young Hearts Matter Month in February Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is in February. Do you have plans yet? Find resources and activities here.
Local Family Violence Program Directory Your local Texas program can probably come to your school to train staff and students as part of their prevention and community education work. TCFV’s service directory is helpful in establishing a relationship with a local family violence program that can support schools in addressing teen dating abuse.
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.