Rick Goodwin, MSW, RSW
Rick is both the co-founder and Executive Director of The Men’s Project, as well as serving as National Manager to 1in6 Canada.
Rick's past work experience has been as a social worker, educator and program manager. He has previously taught social sciences and social work both at the college and university level. Apart from his current managerial duties, he conducts training workshops for professionals on issues of male sexual victimization across Canada, and in the USA through the organization 1in6 Inc. He also facilitates a group trauma treatment program for men.
Based on his experience in working with perpetrators of domestic violence, he has provided training on gender and violence for many years to various local, provincial, and national organizations. Training in gender and violence has taken him to Jamaica, England, the United States, as well as India, where he conducted gender sensitivity training to male directors of social service agencies. He was spoken at national and international conferences on men, violence against women, and trauma recovery.
His research and writing has been published in both national magazines and federal publications. He co-authored the guidebook Men & Healing: Theory, Research and Practice with Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2009) which was commissioned by the Cornwall Public Inquiry. This guidebook is now being used to formulate services in both in Canada as well as internationally. Rick was also the author for Health Canada in their investigation concerning the correlation between men's experience of HIV and sexual violence. He has since been published in Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2013) and Translating Psychological Research into Practice (New York: Springer, 2013).
Rick is the inaugural recipient of the Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work in "developing and implementing innovative victim service programs" (2007). He also serves on the National Victims of Crime Advisory Committee of Justice Canada as an Advisory Board Member to 1in6 Inc.
He is available for training and consultation. He can be reached at (613) 230-6179 Ext. 400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org