- College and university staff, faculty, and administrators
- High school educators and administrators
- Sexual assault and domestic violence program staff and administrators
- Community agencies/community leaders
- Sports culture leaders (e.g. athletic administrators, coaches, etc.)
- Gang violence/youth violence/community violence activists and professionals
- Health care and human services professionals
- Law enforcement personnel
- Men’s health advocates and educators
- And others.
In these trainings, Katz introduces participants to his trademark way of conceptualizing the role of men in what historically have been considered “women’s issues.” Instead of seeing sexual and domestic violence as women’s issues that “good guys” need to help out with, he argues that they are men’s issues about which men from all ethnic and racial backgrounds should be educated and active – especially men in positions of family, community, professional and political leadership.
- Leadership discussions and exercises that highlight the role of leaders – men and women – in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence and all forms of interpersonal abuse.
- A combination of lecture, written and oral exercises, and interactive discussion.
- Introduction and discussion of a series of strategies for inspiring men, young men, and boys to work in collaboration with women to change the social norms that tolerate or condone some men’s sexist or abusive behaviors.
- An introduction and demonstration of the “bystander” approach that Katz and the multi-racial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention program introduced to the sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention fields in 1993. (Today, MVP is one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention education models in high schools, colleges, the sports culture and the U.S. military.)
- A module on the critical role of media literacy in gender violence and bullying prevention education. As an internationally recognized media literacy pioneer, Katz uses clips from his award-winning educational films and other media literacy resources to spark discussion about the importance of understanding – and changing – the cultural environment in which boys/men (and girls/women) learn sexist beliefs and abusive behaviors.
violence prevention specialists, law enforcement, and military personnel worldwide.
The following list of objectives – in part or as a whole – can be used by organizations that wish to provide training participants with the opportunity to earn continuing or professional education credits.
- Learn new strategies for involving men, young men and boys – from all racial/ethnic backgrounds — in gender violence prevention efforts.
- Be introduced to the pioneering Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) model for gender violence, bullying and gay-bashing prevention.
- Learn new ways to think, talk and write about gender violence.
- Be introduced to racially and ethnically sensitive, and culturally competent, ways to approach gender violence prevention, rather than through a one-size-fits-all approach.
- Learn how to apply critical media literacy skills to gender violence prevention efforts.
- Gain new insights about the intersection and common roots among gender violence and a wide range of other pressing social problems, such as youth violence, gang violence, mass incarceration, school shootings, homelessness, alcohol, methamphetamine and other forms of substance abuse, depression, suicide, and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.
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