SFU Research Lead: Alexandra Lysova, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology
Community Partner Organization: The Canadian Centre for Men and Families in Vancouver
Family violence is a pervasive criminal justice and public health issue that affects many women, children, and also men. Male victims often suffer in silence and are less likely than female victims to seek help. Working with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) in Vancouver, the aim of this project is to examine the potential barriers to men’s help-seeking, including norms of traditional masculinity and very few resources in the community. It is important to increase social awareness of men’s experiences of family violence and encourage men to look for support and use the available services.
CERi will provide funding to support a student researcher and community engagement through interview and focus group participant honoraria.