Kevin Vowles is a healthy relationships/violence prevention program delivery specialist, and program creator. He has a combined fourteen years of experience as an educational practitioner working with youth, communities, and disenfranchised members of society around issues of social justice, education, health promotion and violence prevention. Kevin has worked in Africa, Toronto and British Columbia.
As a Master’s student at Royal Roads University, his specific research areas of interest include: child and youth participation, youth participatory action research, theories of aggression and hyper-masculinity as they relate to cyberbullying, youth exposure to pornography and corresponding sexualized violence increases, leadership, sustainable community development, and effective violence prevention education. He is presently finishing a Master’s research project examining levels of violence in the social lives of youth on Salt Spring Island. Kevin plans to start a PhD program in 2016, to examine the emotional reasons why adolescents are accessing pornography, and develop a comprehensive educational intervention.
Kevin has recently created a peer support program at Royal Roads University for Students Against Violence, focusing on Gender-Based Violence, and is on UNICEF rosters to do freelance writing and reporting in South Sudan, and educational consulting on violence prevention education in Central and Eastern Europe. Kevin has created and facilitated violence prevention professional development for the BC Teacher’s Federation, and has gone on to train trainers in this process. He is a public speaker, writer, facilitator and a feminist.