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Men's Program: How To Successfully Lower Men's Likelihood of Raping, Second Edition

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John Foubert
Date Published
144 pages
This educational program for men, developed in 1993, focuses on peer education about sexual assault and has been implemented in colleges and universities, rape crisis centers, and military units nationwide.
The manual begins by describing the program as one to help sexual assault survivors. The program is designed to be presented by male peer educators to groups of college men but can also be used in other settings. In the program, participants are taken through a workshop in which they learn how to help a woman recover from a rape experience. The program emphasizes increasing men's empathy toward woman who survive rape, convincing men that being raped is a traumatic experience, and showing men how they can change their own behavior to avoid being sexually coercive. The program format is primarily lecture-oriented, with the major focus being a video produced by the National Organization of Men's Outreach for Rape Education (NO MORE). The manual includes a complete presentation script for peer educators and also provides information on a three-credit class to train men to be sexual assault peer educators and on how to recruit and select men to be in a peer education group. In addition, the manual includes a sample constitution for a peer education group. Appendixes contain program evaluation studies, procedures to follow in conducting a peer education program, training handouts, sample recruitment materials, information on training men in the university setting, and a 15-hour training program for peer educators. 27 references


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