Introducing our first annual awareness program for high school students, “Time Out Against Domestic Violence.”
As a recent study by Concordia University confirmed, coaches provide “important moral guidance” for their players* (Sandra Palaez, Science Daily, 2011). Accordingly, a sports platform with coaches participating is an ideal way to reach young people and educate them about healthy, respectful relationships.
“Time Out Against Domestic Violence” is comprised of four parts:
- A short video discussing the many harmful effects arising from domestic violence, shown at a practice. Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_morgan_ steiner_why_domestic_violence_victims_don_t_leave
- Pledge forms to be signed by players, managers and coaches
- An announcement made during a time out or intermission of a basketball game being played near the end of January or February
- Team players wearing purple socks for awareness during the game mentioned above
All the materials and socks will be provided by St. Martha’s Hall.
With a team approach, we can change the future and defeat domestic violence. Please call Katy or Michelle at St. Martha’s Hall at 314-533-1313 with any questions.
We will post the schedule of games and schools participating as we get more information!