Social Norms: Commonly Held Attitudes and Beliefs That Shape Behaviors

Societal and community environments are key in shaping behavior on a fundamental, structural level. Therefore, population-based environmental change strategies are critical to our preventing  sexual abuse and exploitation. People generally conform to certain behavioral conventions and disapprove of deviance from the norms. Norms are not simply habits. Often based in … Read More

Winona County Primary Prevention Program

[Get this document as a PDF]   WINONA COUNTY PRIMARY PREVENTION PROJECT (PPP): STOP SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION PLAN 2017 Adopted: October 24, 2016   SUMMARY   Mission Statement (note proposed changes) The mission of this project is primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence by providing education, changing … Read More

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A Call to Men: It’s time By Tony Porter ©2009Educator, Activist and Lecturer A gifted public speaker, Tony Porter is an educator and activist working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of … Read More

Winona County MENding Project

    The Winona County MENding Project coordinates broad, community-based pledges of public information about prevention of sexual and domestic violence.  It also encourages traditionally male-run or male oriented businesses to offer pro-bono or discounted goods and services to battered women and sexual assault survivors in order to mend harm … Read More

Characteristics for Men and Boys

RESPECT WOMEN, GIRLS, OTHER MEN AND OTHER BOYS Acknowledge and value other points of view and value systems. Support others, particularly those who are different from us, by appreciating and understanding them. Insure there is mutual understanding and consent before touching anyone. A man who respects women, girls, other men … Read More