If you believe in empowering your athletes to stand up for integrity, nonviolence, and respect, you are a CBIM Coach.
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Taking a proactive role
Since opening our doors in 2007, Ala Kuola has provided assistance to hundreds of individuals and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. Throughout the years, we’ve seen how domestic violence and its consequent problems have become more prevalent in Hawaii. This has led us to seek a more proactive role in serving domestic violence victims, which we’ve found in the Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program.
Since the launch of CBIM in 2001, thousands of coaches around the world have signed up in support. Over the course of a season, CBIM coaches lead their players through brief weekly activities that address themes such as personal responsibility, respectful behavior, and relationship abuse.
What is CBIM?
CBIM is a national violence prevention program for athletic coaches designed to inspire them to teach their young male athletes about the importance of respect for themselves, others, and particularly women and girls. The program was developed in 2000 by Futures without Violence, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to end violence against women, children, and families.
Ala Kuola is currently facilitating the CBIM program here in Hawaii. We act as a guide and leader in implementing the CBIM program in schools and recreational athletic programs and provide coaches with the tools and training they require to administer the program to their athletes.
Additionally, Ala Kuola is actively consulting with individuals in the community who are well-versed in the unique local culture of Hawaii on how to make CBIM more culturally competent and in line with the values and beliefs that have been instilled as a result of living in our unique local culture.
Ala Kuola is continuously recruiting schools and community organization interested in implementing CBIM. Contact us today if this is something you are interested in being involved in.