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Title: An Examination of Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Programs for Adolescent Males, Teen Boys and Young Men
Authors: Hanington, Pamela
Advisor: Eichler, Margrit
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: violence prevention
male youth
dating violence
gender bias
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: This study examined 11 programs designed to prevent violence in youth intimate relationships with a focus on programs for male youth currently or recently used in Ontario. The BIAS FREE Framework was used to reveal hierarchies and biases in the program materials and to help formulate solutions to the identified problems. Gender, race, class, geographic location and at risk factors were considered. Most programs maintained and denied gender hierarchies by failing to examine differences and using double standards, mainly due to second person and gender neutral language. Programs for mixed-sex audiences were found to be biased in favour of male, urban audiences. Programs for male youth were biased in favour of urban audiences. Most programs examined contained many useful elements. Recommendations include the need for gender inclusive practices, audience-specific intimate violence prevention program content, particularly for male youth, communication across involved sectors and consistency in related definitions and terminology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25652
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