Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Add to Calendar


ARC of Steuben County
1 Arc Way
Bath, NY 14810

Driving Directions


Lorien Castelle
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Best Practices for Supporting Coaches in Effective Healthy Relationship Programming: Bath

NYSCADV in partnership with Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., is please to present Best Practices for Supporting Coaches in Effective Healthy Relationship Programming.

As part of an ongoing statewide effort, NYSCADV will be convening training and discussions on best practices for engaging coaches and athletic directors to implement programming that addresses healthy and unhealthy behaviors of their athletes both on and off the field.

Athletic coaches play an influential role in the lives of their teams and are in a unique position to positively influence how their young athletes think and act with regard to healthy relationship behaviors. This training will present information in a train-the-trainer format and promotes programs such as Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes as Leaders (designed for female athletes) that promote respect, consent and behaviors and attitudes associated with building healthy relationships as well addressing unhealthy and dangerous dating behaviors such as coercion, control and the use of physical force.

Information shared during this day long training include the latest research on dating violence in middle and high schools as well as resources that support coaches to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. Resources like Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes as Leaders help coaches to incorporate themes associated with teamwork, integrity, fair play, and respect into their daily practice and routines.

Together we will explore strategies that:

  • Promote healthy relationships
  • Create school climates in which violence is unacceptable
  • Reduce known risk factors for violence perpetration
  • Promote protective factors that contribute to healthy behaviors, safety & well-being
  • Empower bystanders to take action and be allies

Who should attend?

  • Domestic violence and sexual violence prevention educators
  • Coaches
  • Athletic directors
  • School administrators
  • School counselors


Food and drink will NOT be provided during this training. Please tend to your food and drink needs before you arrive. Attendees will be provided a one hour lunch break. There are a number fo easily accessible food options adjacent to the training location.


Lórien Castelle has been an activist and advocate for social justice for two decades. She joined the NYSCADV team in 1998 after working at the Violence Intervention Program in Oneonta, NY, first in the residence and later as a Crime Victims Advocate. Specializing in community organizing and community coordination strategies, organizational development, prevention programming and strategic planning, Ms. Castelle has served on numerous national, statewide and regional committees and is a much sought after trainer, meeting facilitator and keynote speaker. As Director of Prevention for NYSCADV for over a decade, she was responsible for New York’s DELTA Project - designing activities that prevent domestic violence and that can be integrated into established coordinated community response efforts.  Ms. Castelle also coordinates the Coalition’s Western Regional Office in Rochester, NY, and provides a wide range of technical assistance, support and training to domestic violence programs and allies throughout NYS State and to statewide domestic violence coalitions and communities throughout the country.