Carroll University's Office of Victim Services is currently developing a cohort-model healthy masculinity curriculum that we plan to pilot in Fall, 2018.
We are developing the curriculum in response to national studies that found that 'risk reduction' programming is not effective in reducing campus sexual assault. Healthy masculinity curriculum focuses on recognizing each individual's role in battling gender-based violence, leading to a shift in small group sub-cultures. The healthy masculinity program at Carroll will focus on building empathy, educating on gender-based violence, and intervention skill-building.
We want to prepare our students to be successful, both personally and vocationally, and engage in the world around them. Gender-based violence is an issue of growing concern on campuses across the US. We want to help our male students engage in the conversation, have a voice, and empower them as part of solution.
"In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes... An estimated 43.9% of women and 23.4% of men experienced other forms of sexual violence during their lifetimes, including being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.....An estimated 15.2% of women and 5.7% of men have been a victim of stalking during their lifetimes."
9 of 10 rapes are committed against females.
What will the program look like?
The Healthy Masculinity Cohort (HMC) will meet once per week over the course of six to eight weeks beginning in Fall, 2018. If you are interested in learning more or joining a HMC, please contact the Office of Victim Services at 262-524-7099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization--National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011."