Through a 2-day workshop, you will be trained to use Maine Boys to Men's Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP)™ with adolescent males in your family, schools, and community.
You will leave with the knowledge and tools to talk with boys about the societal pressures placed on them and the impact they are feeling. You will explore the idea of modern masculinity by looking at ways boys are challenging traditional and limiting gender norms for their benefit, and to benefit others. Together, we'll examine what it looks like to give boys permission to be their authentic selves.
RSVP is a leadership development program that uses multiple styles of interactive learning including personal reflection, physical activity, peer to peer dialogue, sharing stories, role play, animated film clips, and whole group discussions. Participants connect through a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework aimed at primary prevention of gender-based violence. The program engages participants in learning about and discussing interpersonal biases, empathy, masculinity, healthy relationships, gender stereotypes, gender-based violence, consent, and bystander intervention.
Program outcomes include:
Whether you are a facilitator of youth programs, a parent, a positive role model, or a youth-serving professional, this workshop will help you support the healthy development of boys who will confidently challenge a culture of self-harm and violence against others.
October 2-3, 2019
$595 per participant (group discounts available)