Baltimore Ravens Lineman Chris Canty And Sportscaster James Brown Team Up with Violence Prevention Leaders To Help Coaches Prevent Domestic Violence
Calling Coaches To Task
Members of the NFL community and leading national violence prevention organizations will bring together hundreds of Baltimore middle school, high school, college and community coaches, as part of a new national domestic violence prevention training series entitled, A Call To Coaches: Your Voice Counts.
The half-day, interactive seminar, will teach coaches how to foster healthy manhood by standing up to abusive and degrading language, combating gender stereotypes that demean women and girls, elevating young athletes who exhibit positive and respectful behavior and promoting healthy relationships.
Participants will leave the training with a list of action items and resources to implement these new strategies with their teams and in their communities.
- Domestic violence is one of the most critical public health issues, resulting in serious, long-term health impacts and devastating effects on children and families.
- According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 7 men in the U.S. have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetimes.
Expected to attend Tuesday's event at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD are Raven's Lineman Chris Canty; James Brown, NFL Sportscaster; Joseph T. Jones, Jr. President, CEO and Founder of the Center For Urban Families, Joe Ehrmann, Former NFL Player, Coach, Pastor and Educator;Willis Whalen, Manager of Player Affairs and Development for the NFL Players Association, Tony Porter, Co-Founder of A CALL TO MEN and Ted Bunch, Co-Founder of 'A CALL TO MEN'.
The training will serve as a continuation of Verizon Foundation’s newly launched Your Voice Counts campaign which seeks to engage and empower men to speak up and be part of the solution to end domestic violence. The training materials will soon be available for public download on the Your Voice Counts website.