HALF-DAY TRAINING. Our experience has shown that many young men and women still do not have an accurate understanding of what constitutes rape. The misinformation we receive about rape from cultural myths and social norms often erases consent as a critical part of sex.

Building on the “yes means yes” model of enthusiastic consent, our workshop defines rape and consent and focuses on the power of healthy masculinity to promote consent and prevent rape.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • explain how unhealthy masculinity miseducates young men when it comes to rape

  • use healthy masculinity to educate young men on what rape is

  • use healthy masculinity to redefine consent

  • conduct learning activities that re-educate young men about rape using healthy masculinity

Take-Aways:

  • “What is Healthy Masculinity?” info sheet

  • “Defining the Rules between Sex and Rape” info sheet

  • Outlines of learning activities


HALF-DAY TRAINING. Most workshops on alcohol and rape overlook how traditional masculinity and alcohol together create a combustible climate that too often leads to rape. Ours doesn’t.

Not only do we include traditional masculinity in the mix, we shake up the usual definition of manhood by promoting healthy masculinity that embodies open communication, responsible drinking, and healthy respect.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • connect alcohol and masculinity

  • explain how unhealthy masculinity and alcohol endangers men and women

  • conduct learning activities that build young men’s abilities to practice healthy masculinity, responsible drinking, and bystander intervention

Take-Aways:

  • “What is Healthy Masculinity?” info sheet

  • “Alcohol, Masculinity, & Sexual Assault” info sheet

  • Outlines of learning activities


FULL-DAY TRAINING. Grounded in recent research on how and why men do and don't intervene as active bystanders, the “Where Do You Stand?” training prepares sexual assault professionals to conduct an hour-long bystander intervention workshop.

Professionals will gain expertise at helping men and boys develop emotional intelligence, a part of healthy masculinity, and at creating a diverse toolbox of nonviolent intervention strategies.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • explain how unhealthy masculinity negatively affects men’s relationship with bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention

  • connect nonviolent, healthy masculinity with men and bystander intervention

  • conduct a one-hour sexual assault bystander intervention workshop that is applicable for all genders, but especially men.

Take-Aways:

  • Where Do You Stand? training manual

  • “Intervention Toolbox” handout

  • Where Do You Stand? postcards