“Coaching Boys into Men”: A Social Norms Change Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention

  • Elizabeth MillerEmail author
  • Maria Catrina D. Jaime
  • Heather M. McCauley


This chapter discusses a specific and promising school and community-based prevention intervention—the Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program. CBIM trains athletic coaches to talk with their adolescent male athletes about respect, nonviolence, healthy relationships, and positive bystander behaviors with the goal of reducing sexual and dating violence. Findings from rigorous evaluation studies of this program highlight the importance of addressing social norms change and gender equity in sexual violence prevention efforts.


Adolescent relationship abuse Teen dating violence Sexual harassment Homophobia Sexual violence Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Miller
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Maria Catrina D. Jaime
    • 1
    • 2
  • Heather M. McCauley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Adolescent and Young Adult MedicineChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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