Delaware County PEACE Collaborative | Boys Empowerment Groups
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Boys Empowerment Groups

Boys Empowerment Groups
(10 one-hour sessions)

Grades 4-6 (ages 9-12)

Boys and Girls Group is administered between 4th-6th grade. The sessions are composed of 10-15 students in gender specific groups. The groups are typically once a week for 10 weeks. The groups are taught an array of bullying and violence prevention techniques, tools, and skills. They focus on empowerment base models and utilize a public health approach. 

 

Girls and Boys Empowerment Groups are funded by: Family Violence Prevention Act Funding and the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health Recovery Board.

 

It’s A Guy’s Thing is a violence prevention program focused on gender expectations and roles, cultivating healthy relationships, and positive decision-making. Group sessions include: understanding healthy masculinity; identifying positive male role-models; healthy relationships; understanding male socialization; developing positive self-esteem; working to end violence. In the group, boys can express their personal understanding of manhood.. Each session of It’s A Guy Thing includes hands-on activities that explores issues in ways that are fun and educational.

 

For information on these programs contract the Violence Prevention Program Manager at Helpline – Amy Hawthorne ahawthorne@helplinedelmor.org