New Support Through Sport eLearning series aims to prevent and address gender-based violence and teen dating violence
Did you know that 80% of teens reportedly experience some form of teen dating violence? It’s important for coaches to be equipped with tools to understand and recognize the signs.
Thanks to support from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment Preventing Gender-based Violence; the Health Perspective, the Coaching Association of Canada has developed a new eLearning series that is designed to empower coaches to recognize and take action when it is suspected that a teen sport participant is involved in an unhealthy dating relationship.
Coaches can play a powerful support role to sport participants in challenging circumstances. With over half of Canadian teens experiencing some form of violence in their dating relationships, coaches may find themselves as a key support figure.
The Support Through Sport series is an important resource that will eventually include four eLearning modules to support coaches to recognize the signs that a participant may be experiencing violence, understand their responsibilities and take the appropriate action to support them. These are critical skills for coaches to help participants in unhealthy situations.
Understanding Teen Dating Violence is the foundational module in this series and focuses on creating healthy environments for sport participants between the ages of 11 and 24 years. Coaches will learn to identify elements of healthy relationships, define teen dating violence, and take action when teen dating violence is suspected or known.
The 30 to 40 minute module is now available for free in the eLearning section of the Locker.
In addition to the training, the website hosts a Toolbox full of downloadable resources and materials including infographics, one-pagers, posters, and social media assets to drive awareness, and understanding around the issue of gender-based violence and teen dating violence.
Visit coach.ca/SupportThroughSport for more information.
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. Learn more at www.coach.ca.