24/7 Dad® Program.
National Fatherhood Initiative
The Second Edition of this comprehensive fatherhood program provides tools, strategies, and activities to promote the characteristics needed to be a good father 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It was designed by fathering and parenting experts and purports applicability to men from diverse backgrounds.
K. Scott, C. Crooks & T. Kelly (2006)
This empirically-based, manualized group-parenting intervention is for men at high risk of or who have maltreated, neglected or exposed their children to domestic violence. The program includes outreach to mothers to promote safety, as well as collaborative case management of fathers with those who refer and those who are involved with men’s families.
Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) Coaches Kit.
Futures Without Violence (2012)
This leadership program equips athletic coaches with strategies and resources to foster attitudes and behaviors that prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. “Teach-easy tactics and trainings” illustrate how coaches can promote healthy relationships and build the philosophies of respect, teamwork, and fair play into their practice.
Huddle Up and Make the Call: Gender-based Violence Program.
Huddle Up and Make the Call is a student-led program developed by White Ribbon, the Toronto Argonauts, and Status of Women Canada. Students in secondary schools across the Greater Toronto Area are encouraged to engage their peers and communities in ending all forms of violence against women. The program consists of selecting a committee from members of the student body who will lead the conversation; providing an assembly or the kickoff event for the program; continuing the conversation through a variety of post-assembly events; a year-end symposium where all committees from all schools engaged in the Huddle Up and Make The Call program meet to learn from each other, share successes, showcase their initiatives, and plan for the future; and community opportunities where committees connect with community members and organizations to share their initiatives and successes. The program also includes athlete testimonials to address gender-based violence.
InsideOut Dad®. A Program for Incarcerated Fathers.
National Fatherhood Initiative
This curriculum focuses on the fathering received by and the past experiences of incarcerated men as a way of helping them move towards involved and healthy parenting of their own children. The curriculum is modeled on the 24/7Dad® Program and includes 12 core sessions that are complemented with 24 optional sessions. Topics include: being a man, handling emotions, relationships, parenting, child development, discipline, fathering from the inside.
Men of Strength Club (MOST).
Men Can Stop Rape
This primary violence prevention and development initiative focuses on mobilizing young men to prevent sexual assault and dating violence. The program provides youth with support in a structured setting, the Club, to explore how traditional masculinity contributes to violence against women, and to build new understandings of masculinity that promote healthy relationships.
Mentors in Violence Prevention.
J. Katz (2011)
This school violence prevention initiative promotes a “bystander” model for empowering all students to play an active role in fostering a healthy culture and preventing gendered violence, bullying, and other violent expressions. The approach centers on role-play situations that provide safe opportunities for secondary students to explore and practice viable responses to incidents of violence.
Narrative Therapy: Abuse Intervention Program.
T. Augusta-Scott (2008)
This program is for men who use violence in their interpersonal relationships. It uses a Narrative Therapy approach that includes: creating a context for studying past abusive behaviour, relapse prevention planning, understanding the effects of abuse, and healing and repairing the effects of abuse. Manuals are available from the Bridges Institute for the facilitator, as well as the participants.
Promising Practice Profiles: Aboriginal Dads Program.
Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia (2010)
This program is for new and young Aboriginal fathers in Australia. It supports and fosters positive parenting and community involvement through mentoring. Program objectives include: working with Aboriginal fathers in culturally appropriate ways; establishing partnerships with Aboriginal and mainstream resources; recruiting and training Aboriginal male leaders; and increasing father involvement and awareness of its positive benefits.
Supporting Father Involvement Training.
Strategies has developed several training initiatives that focus on strengthening families through enhancing father involvement. Some trainings include incorporating father friendly practices into organizations; building financial stability for families; supporting reentry fathers; organizational development and strengthening in father friendliness; how to include and enhance the inclusion of fathers in agencies; and knowledge and skill building group leader preparation training.
The Fourth R.
This widely implemented, school-based universal prevention program, promotes healthy relationships and targets violence, high-risk sexual behaviour, and substance use among adolescents. It contains a mental health component, is for students in 7th to 12th grades, and is incorporated in health education classes, English courses, or cross-curricula. Adaptations of the curriculum exist for Native youth, alternative school settings, and After-School programs.
What Works to Reduce Recidivism by Domestic Violence Offenders.
This systematic review identifies 11 rigorous evaluations investigating whether DV treatment has a causal effect on DV recidivism. Six of the outcome evaluations tested interventions based on the Duluth model, while the remaining interventions tested other group-based treatments for DV offenders (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, relationships enhancement, substance abuse). Results of the meta-analysis did not find that the Duluth-based programs reduced DV recidivism, whereas, on average, the collection of other programs reduced DV recidivism by 33%. Other promising approaches discussed include alternate interventions (e.g., Moral Reconation Therapy; Interactive Journaling; treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder) and judicial system approaches (e.g., DV courts; judicial monitoring; specialized DV community supervision). The report ends with a Position Paper regarding DV Treatment authored by a group of DV treatment professionals which highlights a number of caveats about the meta-analysis and the problems with using its findings to inform policy on intervening with individuals perpetrating DV.
Wise Guyz – Relationship and Healthy Sexuality Program for Young Men.
Calgary Sexual Health Centre (2013)
This group program for young men provides information and opportunities to build skills to develop and maintain sexual health and healthy relationships. The 10 sessions are designed to be facilitated by a trained male sexual health educator and topics include anatomy and physiology, identifying influences on sexual health/sexuality/relationships, anti-homophobia, and respect for women.