Beginning Tuesday, February 7th; 4:00pm.
Man|Made is a five-week psychoeducational group for postsecondary men* that provides weekly facilitated conversation and peer modelling around healthy masculinity and sexuality. Man|Made is designed for both male peer leaders seeking to contribute to creating a world without violence, and for young men who have committed sexual violence. The program recognizes in these men the desire to grow and become agents of positive social change.
Man|Made is facilitated as 5 x 90min sessions/modules, over consecutive weeks. Our time together in the program will focus on facilitated dialogue and reflective activities, fostering a space of peer connection, a modelling of healthy masculinity and a challenge to step into accountability. Core of the program is understanding intent vs. impact. Having participants understand that they may not have intended to cause harm but that their actions still resulted in harm.
Man|Made is open to student from Dalhousie University and University of King's College.
Man|Made is divided into five modules. Each module includes the evidence-base for the particular module issue, lays out the learning outcomes and approaches, and provides the pedagogical prompts and PowerPoints/handouts. A pre and post program evaluation is also included.
Module One: Masculinity
• Understand toxic masculinity (linked to intent vs impact of harm)
• Understand the difference between coercion vs convincing
• Express vulnerability as an alternative to toxic masculinity
Module Two: Consent
• Understand the legal definition of consent and sexual violence
• Recognize the difference between intent to harm and impact of harm
• Develop practical skills for negotiating consent
Module Three: Porn
• Develop tools for healthy expression of male sexuality
• Recognize the difference in mainstream and alternative forms of pornography
• Create new norm around healthy men’s sexuality
Module Four: Accountability
• Understand and recognize ways to effectively use bystander intervention techniques (direct, distract, delegate)
• Recognize the shift from “I don’t want to cause harm or sexual violence problems” to “I can be part of the solution to end sexual violence”
• Explore what accountability entails and what makes for a good apology
Module Five: Bystander Intervention
• Understand and recognize ways to effectively use Bystander intervention techniques (direct, distract, delegate)
• Recognize the shift from “I don’t want to cause harm or Sexual violence problems” to “I can be part of the solution to end Sexual Violence”
"It was great, empathetic space was always present, and it helped me."