National Partners

Ad Council
The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization that marshals volunteer talent from the advertising and communications industries, the facilities of the media, and the resources of the business and non-profit communities to deliver critical messages to the American public. The Ad Council produces, distributes and promotes public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well being and strengthening families.

Having helped millions of Americans to get online, AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is on a mission to inform, entertain and connect the world. The home of a growing collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

“Bully” and The Bully Project
WIVP and Cindy Waitt serve as Executive Producer and a member of the outreach team of the acclaimed documentary and movement against bullying in America.

Committee for Children
Creators of the Second Step violence prevention curriculum program for elementary and secondary schools, Seattle-based Committee for Children has, since the 1970′s, been partnering with experts from leading universities and institutes to explore healthy child development and the link between academic achievement and social and emotional competency. More information about them can be found here.

Founded in February 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Facebook is a privately held company and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Free to Be Foundation
The Free To Be Foundation was incorporated in 1973 to develop and market educational products that challenge stereotypes, fight discrimination and encourage individuality and the freedom to pursue one’s talents and dreams. For nearly thirty years, the foundation has distributed Free To Be…You And Me book, album and video t parents and educators all over the world.

Futures Without Violence
One of WIVP’s longest partnerships is with Futures without Violence. Together, we sponsored the first national Peter Hart Research in 2000 to determine how men would become engaged in violence prevention. Since then, we have sponsored with Futures, three national AD Council campaigns and an on ground coaching program called “Coaching Boys into Men”. We continue to work with this outstanding organization in our efforts to continue to engage men and youth to prevention violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly known as the Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent violence within the home and in the community to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. For more than thirty years, Futures WIthout Violence has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, Futures WIthout Violence has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.

Mentors in Violence Prevention and Jackson Katz
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Model is a gender violence, bullying, and school violence prevention approach that encourages young men and women from all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to take on leadership roles in their schools and communities. MVP and Dr. Katz began working together in 2000 to implement pilot MVP programs in high schools in our home community of Sioux City, Iowa. The MVP Model originated in 1993 with the creation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society

Private Violence Documentary Project
WIVP is in partnership with the upcoming feature documentary, “Private Violence, the history of the anti battering movement in America.” The nationally known award winning team of film makers and activists include Dr. Steven Channing (PBS, February One), Rebecca Cerese (PBS, February One), Cynthia Hill (PBS,Tobacco Money Feeds My Family), and activist and speaker Kit Gruelle, producer, with Cindy Waitt and Gloria Steinem.

Center for Violence Prevention and MVP Institute, University of Northern Iowa
Since the development of MVP by Jackson Katz in 1993, MVP has been implemented in high schools, institutions of higher education, professional, high school and collegiate sports teams, and the military. Implementation in the state of Iowa dates back to 1999, with UNI taking the lead within institutions of higher education, and the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention supporting implementation within the entire Sioux City Public School system. The capacity built over this 10 year period came together in 2007, with the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention and UNI collaborating for the first time in the implementation of MVP at East High School in Waterloo, and an evaluation of the Sioux City Project resulting in the publication of the first peer-reviewed, research publication including substantive data on the efficacy of MVP within high school populations in 2012.

Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI)
The WBI is the sole North American nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of Workplace Bullying through education and research. An affiliated organization is the WBI-Legislative Campaign, created in 2007 to separate the lobbying work to generate state laws from the public charity work of its parent, WBI.

World Health Organization Violence Prevention Alliance
The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member State governments, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, and private, international and intergovernmental agencies working to prevent violence. VPA participants share a public health approach that targets the root causes and risk factors underlying the likelihood of an individual becoming involved in violence and recognizes the need for improved services to mitigate the harmful effects of violence when it does occur.