Mentors in Violence Prevention


This program was developed in 1993 by Jackson-Katz at Northeastern University. The Mentors in Violence Prevention program is a training program to encourage student leaders and student athletes to encourage the prevention of violence against women. The program consists of six or seven two hour sessions with a curriculum that covers different forms of abuse, gender roles and most importantly, skills on how to intervene violent behavior and attitudes. Not only are the students learning about very important topics, but the teachers stress that the program be engaging and interesting to learn instead of a lecture form. Allowing for the leaders of a school to take a stand against violence, gives other students the encouragement to do that same, and in the end work to prevent further attacks. This program has been around for a while now and has been able to grow and modify to be its most successful.

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