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.

Counseling Asian American Boys and Adolescent Males

Counseling Asian American boys and adolescent males

This chapter focuses on some of the issues involved in counseling Asian American boys and adolescent males. Before beginning the discussion, I would like to present some information regarding the Asian American population. First, the Asian American group is the fastest growing ethnic minority in the United States and is expected to reach a population of 20 million by the year 2020 (Ong & Hee, 1993). The continuing influx of immigrants and refugees has changed the characteristics of the different Asian groups in the United States. With the exception of the Japanese, Asian groups are composed primarily of foreign-born individuals. In 1990, approximately 64% of Asian Americans had been born in other ...

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