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02/12/2018 - The Boy's Initiative Newsletter


The Boy's Initiative Newsletter 02/12/2018

By The Guardian on 02/05/2018

"... Since the case of Jeff Astle, the former West Bromwich Albion footballer who died of a degenerative brain disease in 2002, the potential risks of heading have come under intensive scrutiny. The coroner cited “industrial disease” as the cause of Astle’s death. At about the same time, Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist played by Will Smith in the film Concussion, was establishing a link between the sudden death of NFL player Mike Webster and a form of brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), that had previously been associated only with boxers. ..."
By Telegraph on 02/04/2018

"... The chemical known as Bisphenol A can be found in in plastic containers and water bottles, till receipts, on the inside of cans and bottle tops and in plastic packaging and tubing, and has similarities to female sex hormone oestrogen.  ..."

Why Primary School Boys Are Needing Mental Health Intervention

By Riot Act on 01/24/2018

"... It was a cry for help from a parent that made Menslink realise that a growing number of primary school boys were in need of mental health support.

Now 10 to 12-year-old boys make up 12 per cent of the male support group’s client case, which CEO Martin Fisk said was not unusual and reflected the national situation. ..."
Solely because he is a boy.

New Book - The Boy Crisis By Warren Farrell & John Gray

What is the boy crisis? It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.…


Minority Youth Project
The issue of male underachievement is most pronounced in minority communities

Health Provider Toolkit for adolescent and young adult males
is a project to develop clinical practice tools and resources

National Affinity Network
Change begins at the local level

Click on the following topics for more information. For the most recent data on the status of boys, review the Study and Proposal to Create a White House Council on Boys to Men.

Failure to Launch
Failure to Launch is becoming a matter of growing concern to many parents

Students cannot be expected to excel in an atmosphere of fear, yet that is exactly the challenge that thousands of boys face everyday.

Dropping Out
Information about boys' higher drop-out rates, failure rates, and lower college attendance.



Online Library
A comprehensive source of information on boys issues, by subject area.  Includes scholarly articles, media reports, official reports, media events and a range of other resources.

Our weekly news roundup on issues related to boys and young men

This list contains a wide range of individuals who have been active in issues relating to boys who have come to our attention. 

Many national organizations focus on issues that relate to boys and young men

Parent & Teacher Tools
Practical advice for Parents and Teachers
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