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Speaking and Training Topics
I offer a number of different trainings on a variety of topics. The titles and descriptions below are a sample, but I encourage you to contact me directly to discuss you community’s particular needs and work out a custom proposal to meet your goals, and financial situation.
community is unique, and in order to be effective, each training needs
to be tailored to meet the unique assets and circumstances of that
community. I will work with you to create a training program that
is designed to meet the needs that you have, and achieve the goals that
you and your community seek.
Addressing the Needs of Men who have been Raped
Examines the dynamics of male sexual assault, the impact of sexual assault on men, how being a man influences men’s experiences of being raped and seeking support, and how to effectively work with men who have been raped.
Addressing and Preventing Bullying: Effective School Based Strategies
Provides concrete examples, skills and strategies for effectively working to respond to and reduce the incidence of bullying in your schools
Are We Being Effective: Creating Effective and Engaging Educational Programs
Explores educational efforts and assists organizations and community educators to identify ways to assure that their educational efforts are effective. Distinguishes between awareness raising, knowledge building, and skills enhancing/behavior change types of educational efforts and explores the educational skills sets needed within each of these area.
Being an Ally: Engaging White People in Addressing and Combating Racism
Explores how to educate, engage and organize white people to address, respond to and prevent racism within their local communities.
Campus Community Collaboration
Provides strategies and skills for creating and sustaining effective collaborations between campus and community to address a multitude of issues.
Based on Intersectional Theory (Crenshaw, 1989), this training addresses how to effectively work with all people by creating space where people’s cultural identities have an ability to be identified and addressed in the therapeutic, educational or organizing relationship
Reaching Men: Effectively Educating Men About Sexual and Domestic Violence
Provides the theoretical foundation, along with strategies and concrete skills for engaging men in conversations about sexual and domestic violence. This training includes addressing issues of educating men multi-culturally, as well as educating men in mixed gender and male only situations.
Engaging Men: Engaging, Mobilizing and Organizing Men to Respond to and Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Provides in-depth strategies and skills for organizing men on campuses and in communities to work on their own, in a group or along side women to respond to and address sexual and domestic violence in their communities. (Note: This training is most effective if participants have first received the “Reaching Men” training or similar training)
Men for Reproductive Rights
Examines the basic tenets of reproductive rights (from a human rights and social justice framework) and the ways that men have been and can be actively involved in organizing to improve and sustain reproductive rights and justice for themselves and for women.
Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
Provides an overview of men’s basic sexual and reproductive health issues and ways that communities can effectively respond to these health issues. This workshop also examines ways to effectively engage men in addressing men and women’s sexual and reproductive health.
Nonviolence and Feminism
An overview of nonviolence training and the intersections with feminism. The focus on this training is how to integrate the two and implications for activism and organizing.
A Basic training on the foundations of nonviolence theory and practice and the implications for nonviolence in terms of activism and organizing. This is a skills-based training.
I have a number of workshops and training topics addressing pornography. Some of the more popular titles include:
- “Educating Men about the Harms of Pornography”
- “What’s the Harm: Examining the Abuse and Harm of Pornography”, “Pornography, Prostitution and Trafficking: Examining the Links”,
- “Pornography as a form of Violence Against Women: Implications for therapy, education and community organizing”
A basic overview of the prevention framework and application for addressing sexual and domestic violence, reproductive health, community violence, and other topics.
Preventing Dating Violence
I offer a variety of workshops and training topics on addressing dating violence, both in terms of working with you, and creating a pro-social environment that encourages gender respect and healthy relationships.
Violence Against Women as a Violation of Women’s Human Rights
Explores the Human Rights Framework (social, economic, cultural, civil, political, and sexual) and the ways that men’s violence against women (rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence stalking, pornography, prostitution and trafficking) violate women’s human rights. Examines the implications for this in terms of organizing, counseling and advocacy.
Working with Gay and Bisexual Men who Have Been Sexually Victimized
Provides a foundation for understanding the impact of sexual assault on gay and bisexual men, how being gay or bisexual and a man, impacts on men’s experiences of being raped, and how to effective address these needs in counseling, education and advocacy.