I developed The Continuum of Male Engagement (2006/2018) in the late 1990’s as a conceptual tool to assist efforts to effectively engage men in work to end gender-based violence. The basic premise is that our efforts to engage men and boys are better served when we a) focus these efforts on those men who are “most engage-able” (rather than seeking to engage all men in our communities or on our campuses) and b) strategically align the engagement efforts with the degree of willingness to be engaged of the men we’re seeking to engage. Over the years, it has been revised several times and has become a tool that is widely used and referred to by campus- and community-based efforts.
On this webpage, you’ll find several resources related to using the continuum. Coming this fall and winter, I will produce a series of four video “classes” that unpack some of the issues and dynamics related to using the continuum, and will provide you more information and support for applying the Continuum of Male Engagement to your prevention efforts. This video series includes:
- “An Introduction and Overview of the Continuum of Male Engagement“
- “Reaching out and Responding to those men who are opposed”
- “Core Standards and Principles to Engaging Men”
- “Using an Intersectional Approach to Engaging Men”
Stay tuned for more upcoming resources and support!