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.

Helping Mentally Retarded Boys and Their Families

Helping mentally retarded boys and their families
Mark S.Kiselica

Imagine an infant boy who is slow to crawl, walk, or talk. Imagine him as a preschooler having difficulty engaging other children in age-appropriate forms of play. Imagine him being teased by his peers and left out of their activities because he is “different.” Imagine him being unable to evaluate accurately the safety of situations or the trustworthiness of strangers. Imagine him seeing most other children his age head off each week day to one school while he attends another. Imagine his frustration as he struggles to learn and perform the simplest of tasks. Imagine him growing older and finding himself not welcomed on youth league baseball, basketball, or soccer teams. ...

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