Haven to host ‘Coaching Boys Into Men’

Preventionists from The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc. will host a free coaches’ clinic for athletic coaches of male, high school-aged athletes who want to learn about Coaching Boys into Men, a program for the prevention of teen dating violence.

The session, in partnership with the Southside Survivor Response Center in Martinsville, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. August 7 at the Bay Transit facility in Warsaw.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adolescent girls in the U.S. has experienced physical or emotional abuse from a male dating partner, reported Haven Shelter and Services director of development Sarah C. Weakley.

Athletic coaches often serve as mentors in the lives of their male, high school aged athletes, said Weakley.

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