Community Conversation on Respect

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Please join us for this opportunity to learn what you as an individual or organization can do to change social norms and end sexual and domestic violence. A presentation by Chuck Derry from the Gender Violence Institute will be followed by a panel discussion of local leaders engaged in violence … Read More

Coaching for Change in the News

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  The partnership between Coaching for Change and the Winona Youth Soccer Association made the news this past spring. The Coaching for Change program focuses on training coaches to harness the power of youth sports dynamics as a way to educate about preventing gender-based violence.  Winona area soccer coaches participated … Read More


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On Saturday, March 25, 2017 representatives from Beyond Tough Guise, the Winona Youth Soccer Association, and the Winona Y will be attending a training put on by the “Men As Peacemakers” organization.  “Men As Peacemakers”, based out of Duluth, MN, will be providing direct training for local coaches in the “Coaching … Read More

Ways You Can Help Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

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from the Winona County Primary Prevention Project (PPP) Be a Learner: Learn about the facts and red flags of domestic and sexual violence. When available come to informative community panels and presentations. Use the resources we have given you in this packet to research updated and scholarly information on the internet. … Read More

Social Norms: Commonly Held Attitudes and Beliefs That Shape Behaviors

Societal and community environments are key in shaping behavior on a fundamental, structural level. Therefore, population-based environmental change strategies are critical to our preventing  sexual abuse and exploitation. People generally conform to certain behavioral conventions and disapprove of deviance from the norms. Norms are not simply habits. Often based in … Read More

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