ERIC Number: ED275949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Rape Prevention: Experiential Training for Men.
Lee, Lucienne A.
This report describes the Rape Prevention Education Project, an experiential program designed to educate men about the myths and facts of rape and to increase their empathic understanding of the rape victim. The four parts of the educational workshops contained in the program are listed: (1) defining rape, explaining the severity of the problem, and countering myths with facts; (2) fostering an empathic understanding of victims by using first-person narratives of rape; (3) developing the man's sense of responsibility to prevent rape; and (4) discussing how men can create a safer community. The results of a preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of the program is also provided. Data from 24 male college undergraduates who participated in the Rape Prevention Education Program suggest that participants showed a shift in their attitudes toward rape. The paper concludes that more proactive programs which target rapists or potential rapists are needed to help decrease the incidence of rape, and that attention be devoted to the prevention of rape as well as to the treatment of rape victims. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (New Orleans, LA, April 9-12, 1986).