RPE Prevention Programs

TDH RPE sub-recipients implement the following programs/strategies to address sexual violence prevention throughout the state of Tennessee: 

Athletes as Leaders - This program focuses on the following: 

  • Building strong teams and fostering healthy relationships among female-identified athletes and their peers
  • Building trust, positive culture, and set norms for behavior within the team, school and the larger community
  • Defining healthy and unhealthy behaviors in relationships
  • Challenging harmful gender stereotypes and media messages

For more information on this program please visit Athletes as Leaders

Coaching Boys into Men - This program focuses on the following: 

  • Engaging men and boys as allies by modeling positive masculinity
  • Decreasing negative bystander behavior and decreasing dating violence perpetrations, including phsycial, sexual, and emotional abuse, among male high school athletes
  • Preventing sexual violence by demonsrating athletes' role in preventing violence and supporing victims while also teaching skills and reinforcing norms that reduce their own risk for future perpetration

For more information on this program please visit Coaches Corner or download the brochure

Safe Dates - This program focuses on the following:

  • Raising students' awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships
  • Raising students' awareness of dating abuse and its causes and consequences
  • Equipping students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships
  • Equipping students with skills to develop healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management and conflict resolution

For more information on this program please visit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation or download the Safe Dates Brochure

Safe Bar - This program focuses on the following: 

  • Developing comprehensive and specific policies against harassment and discrimination
  • Diversity hiring practices to increase the number of women, LGBQIA+ people and people of color in front-of-house positions
  • Post signs with supportive, inclusive messages and local resources for those who frequently experience harassment, discrimination, abuse and assault
  • Training staff on how to intervene to prevent and interrupt physical and/or sexual violence

For more information on this program please visit Safe Bar or Protect Respect

Shifting Boundaries - This program focuses on the following:

  • Increasing knowledge and awareness of sexual abuse and harassment
  • Promoting prosocial attitudes and a negative view of dating violence and sexual harassment
  • Promoting nonviolent behvioral intentions in bystanders
  • Reducing the occurrence of dating and peer violence
  • Reducting the occurrence of sexual harassment

For more information on this program please view Prevent Connect's webinar, Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on relationships for students in middle school: Lessons learned from implementing a sexual harassment/violence prevention program

Program Evaluation Resources Available Here: Evaluation Resources