Modern Masculinity Training Institute


What is the Modern Masculinity Training Institute?

The 2-day Modern Masculinity Training Institute will prepare participants to use portions of Maine Boys to Men's Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP)™ with male-identified youth.

RSVP™ is grounded in research, evidence-based practices, self-evaluations, and 3rd party evaluations. It has been studied by The University of New Hampshire and Rutgers University, resulting in a peer-reviewed article in the 2019 Children and Youth Services Review Journal. This journal article describes RSVP's impact in middle school, including its effectiveness in shifting attitudes about male power, gender equity, and coercion in relationships.

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Why is Maine Boys to Men launching this Training Institute?

Maine Boys to Men has over 20 years of experience in helping boys and men reshape the way they think about masculinity and engaging them in ending male violence against women and girls. With the importance of these issues and the lack of comparable programs, we launched the Training Institute to share our knowledge with others so they can help us reach more youth (beyond the nearly 6,000 middle and high school students we served over the past two years).

Who should attend? 

Whether you are a facilitator of youth programs, a parent, a positive role model, or a youth-serving professional, this workshop will help you support the healthy development of boys who will confidently challenge a culture of self-harm and violence.

What typesof topics does RSVP™ cover?

Participants connect through a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework aimed at primary prevention of gender-based violence. The program engages participants in learning about and discussing interpersonal biases, empathy, masculinity, healthy relationships, gender stereotypes, gender-based violence, consent, and bystander intervention.

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October 2-3, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Home2Suites by Hilton
50 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine

$595 per participant (group discounts available)