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.
Chapter 11: Counseling Teen Fathers
Counseling Teen Fathers
Few social issues have captured the attention of our nation more than the problem of adolescent girls who bear children out of wedlock. The number and rate of premarital births to teen mothers has risen steadily over the past three decades, from 68,000 in 1960 (12% of all births to teenagers) to 361,000 (68% of all births to teenagers) in 1990 (Moore, Snyder, & Halla, 1992). This trend has heightened public concern because young, unmarried mothers and their children are at risk of dropping out of school and being poor and dependent on public welfare (Vera Institute of Justice, 1990). Concern for the well-being of adolescent mothers also has been generated by research findings indicating that the children born ...