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Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual Assault Prevention

  • ID: 5146404
  • Book
  • March 2021
  • 425 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual Assault Prevention: Theory, Research and Practice explores sexual assault prevention programs for boys and men. Following an ecosystemic perspective, the book examines individual risk and protective factors, discusses initiatives to prevent sexual aggression (i.e., bystander intervention programs, given their use among men), covers programs that specifically seek to engage boys and men in sexual assault prevention, presents key risk and protective factors for sexual aggression (i.e., healthy masculinity, rape myth acceptance), provides the case for the need for sexual assault prevention efforts, and addresses false accusations and military sexual violence.

  • Addresses current controversies in the field of sexual assault risk reduction
  • Explores existing individual-level workshops that address men's violence against women
  • Reviews the association between traditional masculine norms and sexual violence perpetration
  • Discusses international sexual assault prevention programs that engage boys and men
  • Highlight how aspects of hypermasculinity strongly correlate with assaultive behavior
  • Provides an overview of research that examines risk factors for sexual aggression
  • Synthesizes the conceptualization of rape myths, current assessments of rape myths, and examines how rape myths function as a risk factor for perpetration
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1. Theoretical Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention with Boys and Men: An Overview 2. Men's Violence Against Women as a Social Justice Issue 3. Risk and Protective Factors for Sexual Aggression Across the Ecosystem: An Overview 4. The Role of Rape Myths in Contributing to Sexual Violence: Implications for Prevention 5. The Culture of Masculinity and Sexual Aggression: Raising Boys to be Non-Violent Men 6. Social Norms and Sexual Violence: A Review of the Literature 7. Alcohol Use and Risk for Sexual Aggression: Implications for Prevention 8. Sexual Consent and the Prevention of Sexual Aggression 9. Raising Awareness about Men's Violence Against Women: Theory, Research and Practice 10. Efficacy of Sexual Assault Prevention with Boys and Men 11. Engaging Boys and Men as Allies in Prevention: The Efficacy of Bystander Program Approaches for Boys and Men 12. An Integrated Model of Sexual Aggression: 25 Years of Research and Practice 13. E-Health Interventions to Engage Boys and Men 14. Sexual Aggression as a Global Health Problem: Theory and Intervention Efficacy 15. False Accusations: Discussing the Elephant in the Room 16. Repeat Perpetration: Developmental Trajectories and Measurement of Recidivism 17. Perpetrator Characteristics: Implications for Programming, Policy and Sanctioning on College Campuses 18. Military Sexual Violence: Engaging Men in Prevention 19. Treatment for Perpetrators of Rape: Implications for Prevention

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Orchowski, Lindsay M.
Lindsay Orchowski recently completed a NIAAA-funded research examining sexual assault prevention with college men, and is currently the Principal Investigator of a CDC-funded evaluation of sexual assault prevention, risk reduction, and bystander intervention programming among high school students, a CDC-funded evaluation of social norms interventions for sexual assault prevention and risk reduction among middle school youth, and a Department of Defense Funded evaluation of sexual assault prevention for men in the military.

Dr. Lindsay M. Orchowski is an Associate Professor (Research) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a Staff Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Ohio University, where she studied under the apprenticeship of Dr. Christine A. Gidycz in the Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Sexual Assault. In concert with collaborators, she has published three prior evaluations of sexual assault prevention programs for college women (Gidycz et al., 2006; Orchowski et al., 2008; Gidycz et al., 2015), as well as prevention approaches for college men (Orchowski et al., 2018; Gidycz et al., 2011), and has authored work on the implementation of sexual assault prevention programs for men (Gidycz et al., 2011), and the supervision of such work (Orchowski et al., 2011). As a Principal Investigator, she completed a NIAAA-funded research examining sexual assault prevention with college men, and is currently the Principal Investigator of two CDC-funded evaluations of sexual assault prevention, risk reduction, and bystander intervention programming among high school and middle school students, and a Department of Defense Funded evaluation of sexual assault prevention for men in the military. She has previously published Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance: Theory, Research and Practice with Elsevier.
Berkowitz, Alan
Dr. Alan Berkowitz received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University in 1981 and is a New York State licensed Psychologist. At Hobart and William Smith Colleges he developed one of the first rape prevention programs for men in the United States for men, was co-director of the college's highly regarded Men and Masculinity Program and chaired the Prejudice Reduction Task Force. He edited or co-edited two of the first books on this topic and is highly regarded for his extensive research, training, and theoretical contributions to this topic. He is the Editor and founder of The Report on Social Norms, and has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education as a trainer, psychologist, faculty member, and Counseling Center Director. Dr. Berkowitz is currently an independent consultant who helps colleges, universities, public health agencies, military organizations, and communities design programs that address health and social justice issues. His lecture and workshop topics include: changing campus, community and base culture, effective drug and sexual assault prevention strategies, reducing prejudice, racial identity theory, multicultural issues, alcohol and sexual assault, men's responsibility for preventing sexual assault, developing alliances across differences, and understanding today's youth. He is a Fellow of the American College Health Association, has been recognized by the American College Personnel Association for his "Outstanding Contributions to Men's Issues”, and is a sexual assault prevention Subject Matter Expert for the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.
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