This comprehensive, practical resource provides specific strategies for counsellors working with boys and male adolescents from different cultural backgrounds. The first part examines how psychological, career and athletic development of boys is shaped by a complex interaction of biological, social, cultural and economic forces. TheSecond Part covers cultural considerations when counselling particular North American client groups, such as Hispanic-Americans. The final part focuses on special populations such as gay, sexually abused and developmentally disabled boys.

Growing up Male: The Development of Mature Masculinity

Growing up male: The development of mature masculinity
Arthur M.Horne

For several generations our sons have tried to become men not only without connecting to the teachings and energies of older men but also in the face of cultural denigration of the masculine… We need to re-learn what masculinity really is… The quest is now to discover how to renew manhood.

—C.T. B. Harris (1994, p. 21)

At a recent presentation to a university honors program for students and faculty, we raised our concerns about the developmental problems that boys and adolescent males are having today and the impact those problems have on the development of mature masculinity. We included in the presentation statistics about the extent of emotional pain and ...

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