children & youth
Tennessee Department of Health
Sexual violence is a major public health issue that results in long-term social and economic costs. The Rape Prevention Education (RPE) program efforts address perpetration, victimization, bystander attitudes and behavior, and social norms. The RPE Program provides opportunities for professionals, advocates, staff, youth and community members to learn concepts and skills necessary to reduce the initiation of sexual violence. They offer Safe Dates, a dating abuse prevention curriculum, Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM), a comprehensive violence prevention program, and Bringing in the Bystander, a program often implemented in a university setting.
Coalition Member Programs Working with Families & Children
If your organization is a Coalition Member Program and you have resources for families and children you would like highlighted here please contact Kristina Calvin at KCalvin@tncoalition.org.
Talking to children and youth about consent is important and can be difficult. Here are two great resources from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
2018 National Sexual Assault Conference: Be Bold Not Bogus: Fostering New Masculinities and Preventing Sexual Violence with High School Age Youth
Aapta Garg and Brian Heilman of Promundo, Elizabeth Miller of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh, and Brett Goldberg of The Bridges We Burn explore gender transformative programs for youth and share their work with high school age boys on initiatives that aim to foster new masculinities. The presenters share lessons learned from program implementation meant to help expand and reshape teenage boys’ understanding of what it means to be a man. Both school-based and community-based programs are highlighted.
The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth manages kidcentraltn.com, a one-stop shop for Tennessee families to raise healthy and happy kids. Families using kidcentral tn can read about popular parenting topics, track important child milestones, and access vital resources using the state services directory.