Professionals & Service Providers

Tennessee Department of Health initiatives for professionals:

The Tennessee Rape Prevention Education (RPE) program uses a public health approach to address how individual, relationship, community, and societal factors impact sexual violence. The RPE program aims to increase prevention efforts in Tennessee. The RPE Program provides opportunities for professionals, advocates, staff, youth and community members to learn concepts and skills necessary to reduce the initiation of sexual violence.  For more information about the following evidence-based programs contact the RPE program at 615-532-7768.

Safe Dates is a 10 session school-based dating abuse prevention curriculum that is effective in both males and females in middle and high school. Safe Dates targets primary and secondary prevention and is aimed at preventing both victimization and perpetration. 

Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a comprehensive violence prevention that engages athletic coaches as positive role models to deliver violence-prevention messages to young male athletes. CBIM consist of a series of training cards that offer key strategies for opening conversations about dating violence, bystander intervention, leadership, and healthy relationships. For a free copy of the CBIM toolkit and to receive training on implementation contact the RPE program.

Bringing in the Bystander is typically implemented in a campus setting to college students and applies a community of responsibility model. Bringing in the Bystander teaches bystanders how to intervene safely and effectively in cases where sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking may occur. The program approaches men and women as potential bystanders and applies a community of responsibility model.