This toolkit was created through a partnership between youth and subject matter experts from the fields of education, public health, sexual violence prevention, domestic violence prevention, and youth development. It was supported by the Rape Prevention and Education grant and in kind support from state and local partners. Over the course of 2017, a team of nine youth and thirteen subject matter experts convened monthly via conference call to develop this toolkit.
While there are many resources on consent, it can be hard to find the best among them and plan how to use them. This toolkit is designed to address that need. It provides a menu of options for starting or deepening a conversation about consent, including videos, lesson plans, images, web pages, and more. All resources are FREE and vetted by the team of youth and experts.
Resources are listed by age group, with a summary of the resource and ideas for how to use it. Please note that the age groups are approximate, and many resources can be adapted to other age groups. We encourage you to review resources for adjacent age groups when determining what is appropriate for your audience and objectives. Every community - and every young person - is different.
As a coach, you are the most important role model in the lives of your players. It is an unfortunate reality that many of the youth you interact with face violence and abuse in their relationships, homes, and other environments. Athletics provides an opportunity for them to experience something better. Our youth deserve an equal playing field where they can achieve their full potential as athletes and human beings. You can help ensure this. We can give you tools to help.
Impact coaching will help you actualize your potential as a key role model in the lives of your players. The players on your team will soak up the messages they hear from you and everyone around them. You are responsible for the athletic environment that shapes your players. You have an unparalleled platform to impact the decisions they make today, tomorrow, and well into the future.