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 19: Counseling the Juvenile Offender
Counseling the Juvenile Offender
Josh, a 15-year-old White male who is described by his teachers as a loner, is being held in a juvenile detention facility following his arrest at school. He is charged with possession of a firearm and attempted murder. Josh, who is normally very quiet, had recently found himself attracted to Carla, a gregarious and very popular young lady. Although she was initially polite to Josh and seemed interested in him, she had rejected an invitation from him to attend the upcoming homecoming dance. Several peers at school had learned of the invitation/rejection and began taunting Josh about Carla. The next day, Josh brought a loaded pistol to school, and when the taunting continued, he responded ...