The National Healthy Masculinity Conversation Series
CONVERSATION ONE: Healthy Masculinity and Sexual Violence Risk and Protective Factors
CONVERSATIONALISTS: Sarah DeGue, PhD, Senior Scientist, Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention, and Patrick McGann, PhD, Director of Strategy and Planning, Men Can Stop Rape
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
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CONVERSATION TOPIC: Many of us are familiar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of factors that increase the risk for perpetration of sexual violence and protective factors that decrease the risk, categorized according to the levels of the social ecological model. This conversation is an opportunity to take a deep dive with Dr. Sarah DeGue – one of the nation’s preeminent experts on sexual violence risk and protective factors – into how healthy masculinity might connect with those factors.
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Sarah DeGue, PhD, is a Senior Scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), and lead for CDC’s Dating Matters® teen dating violence prevention initiative. Her work focuses primarily of the etiology and prevention of sexual violence. Key efforts have included a systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration, a review of alcohol policy approaches to sexual violence prevention, a systematic review of sexual violence risk and protective factors, an economic estimate of the societal costs of sexual violence, and CDC’s first technical package to prevent sexual violence. As lead for the Dating Matters initiative, Dr. DeGue’s work has focused on national dissemination of the first comprehensive, multi-level teen dating violence prevention model to ensure widespread adoption of this evidence-based strategy in communities across the US.
Patrick McGann, Ph.D., as Men Can Stop Rape’s Director of Strategy & Planning, creates effective long and short term strategy and planning for current and future developments regarding mobilizing men for gender-based violence prevention. He has managed large-scale federal projects for the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. In 2008, he co-authored a comprehensive Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. McGann has overseen the development of public service announcement (PSA) campaigns that have been recognized as the nation's best-designed and most effective sexual-assault-prevention PSA outreach to men and boys. He played a key role in planning and implementing the 2012 Healthy Masculinity Action Project, a national multi-year initiative that reached more than 60,000,000 people with its positive messages and launched an international healthy masculinity movement.