The LIVERESPECT™ Curriculum, ideal for middle and high school age boys, promotes healthy, respectful manhood.
Research by the World Health Organization shows that men and boys who adhere to rigid, traditional notions of gender roles and masculinity are more likely to report having used violence against a partner. According to the CDC, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 4 (28 percent) students in grades 6-12 experience bullying, according to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics.
“Much of what kids learn about manhood is based on society’s expectations and stereotypes of the roles of women and men. Unfortunately for some boys, this learned behavior leads to negative treatment of girls and women,” said Ted Bunch, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN.
The LIVERESPECT™ Curriculum promotes healthy, respectful manhood; decreases language and actions that degrade women, girls and other marginalized groups; challenges harmful cultural and social norms; and decreases instances of bullying and homophobia.