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 18: Bullies and Victims: A Theme of Boys and Adolescent Males

Bullies and Victims: A Theme of Boys and Adolescent Males

Bullies and victims: A theme of boys and adolescent males
Dawn A.Newman
Arthur M.Horne
Cynthia B.Webster

When I was a young boy, the bully called me names, stole my bicycle, forced me off the playground. I was victim to the ridicule he heaped on me. He made fun of other children, forced me to turn over my lunch money each day, threatened to give me a black eye if I told adult authority figures. At different times I was subject to a wide range of degradation and abuse—“depantsing,” spit in my face, forced to eat playground dirt…. As I entered adolescence, I noticed that the bully could replicate himself. As part of male rites of passage, all boys were ...

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