Men’s behaviour change programs: Measuring outcomes and improving program quality: Key findings and future directions
This is an edited summary of key findings from ANROWS research Evaluation readiness, program quality and outcomes in men’s behaviour change programs.
This research aimed to identify how to improve the quality of men’s behaviour change programs, how to measure outcomes, and how to develop standards and accreditation processes that will improve quality and consistency of practice.
The research involved three elements:
- A review of the published literature.
- A jurisdictional scan of the MBCP landscape, comprising a review of grey literature and contact with a representative from each jurisdiction (i.e. state/territory).
- Focus groups and in-depth interviews with –
- correctional staff from South Australia and Victoria;
- community providers from Western Australia and Victoria; and
- female partners of program participants.
ANROWS Research to policy and practice papers are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2019). Men’s behaviour change programs: Measuring outcomes and improving program quality: Key findings and future directions (Research to policy and practice, 01/2019). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.