Coaching Boys into Men

Protocol Description

Coaching Boys into Men is a program developed by Futures Without Violence. This program guides middle and high school coaches to talk to their male athletes about stopping violence against women and girls. Specifically, the CBIM program aims to increase knowledge of what constitutes abuse, increase positive gender attitudes and increase the number of youth who intervene when witnessing disrespectful behaviors. The current research study is being conducted within 40 middle schools throughout southwest Pennsylvania.

Eligibility Criteria

Male and female athletes, grades 6-8, who are participating in boys or coed sports teams at participating schools.


Participants will complete three surveys. Surveys will be conducted at the beginning of the sports season, the end of the season, and one year after the beginning of the season. Surveys will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

Status: Open to Enrollment

Source(s) of Support

Futures Without Violence
Center for Disease Control

Additional Information

Adolescent Medicine Research

Primary Investigator

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

Contact Information

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD: 412-692-8504;
Samantha Ciaravino (study coordinator): 412-692-7982;