The services I offer related to engaging men fall generally in two broad areas:
- Engaging men to join efforts to respond to and prevent gender-based violence
- Supporting men to seek and receive services and support
I understand the reasons for men’s lack of active participation in either of these areas not as a deficit of the men themselves, but rather as a result of multiple barriers that exist to men’s involvement (see the barriers to engaging men document listed below). There are strategies that have been found effective as a way to market and promote programming that engages men to utilize the programs, services and resources offered; in ways that don’t reinforce the norms and messages of toxic masculinity.
I offer tailor-made professional training to help develop confidence and competence to effectively engage men and boys in the services or programming you offer. In addition, I can help to assess the organizational environment to help you counter the barriers to engaging men, and can help you to create a strategy for effectively engaging men.
See below for more details of the specific work and services I offer in these two areas.