One in Four

One in Four

One in Four, previously NO MORE, is an all-male sexual assault peer education group that seeks to be the ones who inform other men how to help women recover from rape. One in Four is an national organization that provides presentations, training, and technical assistance to men and women, with a focus on all-male programming targeted toward colleges, high schools, the military, and local community organizations. One in Four was founded by John Foubert.
Table of ContentsThe Men’s Program Program Outline Research and Evaluation on Program References

The Men’s Program

Program Outline

The entire program lasts about 55 minutes (plus questions), and it is a multi-media presentation. In the program, trained peer educators:

  • Define rape and sexual assault
  • Present a short video “How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do” describing a male-on-male rape situation
  • Draw parallels between the video and experiences a survivor may encounter
  • Discuss ways to help a survivor
  • Suggest other ways men can help end rape
  • Discuss questions

Title: “How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do.”
Format: All-male, peer education program.
Goals: Help men understand how to help women recover from rape. Make men less likely to be sexually coercive with women.
Basis: Rooted in research literature showing the efficacy of all-male, peer education format that relies on victim empathy and increasing men’s aversion to rape. Based on 2 models of attitude change (belief system theory and the elaboration likelihood model), where material is presented in a format perceived as relevant to the audience — addressing men as potential helpers, not as potential rapists.
Content: Building victim empathy, teaching men how to help women recover from rape, challenging men to change their own behavior and influence others.

Research and Evaluation on Program

Inside Higher Ed reported “A new study finds that fraternity members who participate in a one-hour rape prevention program are significantly less likely to report committing a sexually coercive act during their first year of college than are fraternity men in a control group. The study is unusual in that it documents evidence of actual behavioral changes in a campus setting, in addition to attitudinal changes (which have been the focus of most prior studies). ‘That has been something that people in the rape prevention community have sought to do for decades,’ said John D. Foubert, an assistant professor of higher education at the College of William and Mary.”

References

Tracy Davis, Review of “The Men’s Program: How to Successfully Lower Men’s Likelihood of Raping” by John Foubert, Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications, Inc., 1998 )Journal of College Student Development, Nov/Dec 1999
John D. Foubert, Johnathan T. Newberry, Jerry L. Tatum, Behavior Differences Seven Months Later: Effects of a Rape Prevention Program,National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Journal. Link to article.