Women are the Victims
Men are the Solution
Men's Violence Prevention holds a promise that is both crucial and largely unfulfilled in our society. When we re-cast men as the solution to the problem of interpersonal violence rather than merely viewing them as perpetrators, we create unprecedented opportunities for action and change. Most men are repulsed by violence against women. As natural allies with women, they can break the cycle of male violence. Our task is to create ways to touch their innate benevolence and inspire them to stop rape and abuse. We must never lose sight of men's futures as teachers, coaches, jurors and, most importantly, fathers who will mentor their sons in life-affirming ways.
Re-energize your violence prevention efforts and learn:
- Innovative violence-prevention techniques designed to inspire men to prevent rape and abuse
- The three keys to keeping men involved in sustained programs
- How to use music to engage boys and girls in violence-prevention peer education
Please go to:www.todddennymvp.com
Todd Denny's nationally acclaimed violence prevention work was featured in the award-winning PBS documentary "Date Rape: a Different Set of Rules." Todd pioneered Men's Violence Prevention (MVP) programs at:
- The University of Illinois (with the largest fraternity system in the world, 57 chapters)
- Eastern Washington University
The Evergreen State College Todd has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education for the past 5 years and for the National Science Foundation and The National Geographic Society. In addition to presenting at the International Conference on Campus Sexual Assaults, he has appeared on the television program "Entertainment Tonight" and on National Public Radio.
He has presented over 1000 sexual assault and violence prevention keynotes, workshops and training in universities, public schools, conferences and with civic groups. His program has been featured at the U.S. Department of Education National Violence Prevention Conference and he has taught his violence prevention course at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois. His DVD, Sexual Aggression 101, is filled with strategies for men and women working together to prevent sexual assault. Todd's innovative music video, "Hand Are Not for Hurting", that includes suggestions for teachers, was commissioned by current Washington Governor Christine Gregiore and is currently used by schools throughout the state.
Todd received his sexual assault/domestic violence advocacy and prevention training at the University of Illinois and at Safeplace Rape/Relief Women's Shelter in Olympia, Washington. Todd received his Masters Degree in Social Work with emphases in school and mental health curriculums from the University of Illinois, where he founded the campus organization "Men Against Rape." As a University of Illinois staff member he was the lead male trainer in designing, facilitating and evaluating a rape prevention program. He lives in Olympia, WA. For more information see www.todddennymvp.com Or call Todd at (360) 866-7140