Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual Assault Prevention - Chapter 1: A brief history of the science and practice of engaging boys and men in sexual assault prevention

Elsevier, Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual Assault Prevention: Theory, Research and Practice 2022, Pages 1-27
Lindsay M. Orchowski, Alan D. Berkowitz

This chapter provides a brief overview of the theory, research, and practice of sexual assault prevention among boys and men, with a focus on implications for prevention. Topics addressed include: the prevalence of sexual violence and the context of sexual assaults, frameworks for addressing sexual violence, what it means to “engage” boys and men in sexual assault prevention, core considerations in the development and implementation of sexual assault prevention approaches, current controversies, and recommendations for the field. Subjects for further inquiry and research are explored including linking prevention with boys and men with other approaches, strategies for engaging boys and men in prevention without incurring defensiveness, and the need for practitioner perspectives in guiding the development of prevention efforts.