How educators can engage male service providers in the prevention of violence against women : strategies and activities

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Cooper, Alysha R.
University of Lethbridgte. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
The overall purpose of my Masters of Education (Counselling) project was to create innovative, theory-based strategies and activities that educators (e.g., professors, teachers, and educators who work with agencies dedicated to ending violence against women and creating violence-free communities) can use with male service providers (e.g., therapists, coaches, nurses) to facilitate change in their personal and professional environments with regards to ending violence against women. Educators can use these strategies and activities in delivering courses, training seminars, and capacity building workshops meant to deconstruct male socialization and engage men in the prevention of violence against women. My intention in the development of these strategies was to fill a gap in the research about how male providers can influence individual, interpersonal, and social change in connection to violence against women. This project is comprised of two parts. The first will include a detailed literature view pertaining to the synthesis and development of theory-based strategies that educators can incorporate in their work to engage male providers in preventing violence against women in their personal and professional lives. The second aspect of the project is a manuscript detailing these strategies to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for the targeted audience to access.
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