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01/15/2018 - The Boys Initiative Newsletter

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The Boy's Initiative Newsletter 01/15/2018

Men, Boys And Mental Health
The Coast on 01/11/2018

"... “Someone hurt me...I am struggling to survive...I need help.” This experience became a catalyst for a deeper insight and motivation for change. It’s a “therapeutic technique” I could not have made up in an office.  ..."
 
By NZ Hearld on 01/11/2018

"... The principal of the new school, which the family asked not to be named to avoid any repercussions for their son, said the ministry rang her twice today to discuss a directive to enrol the boy even though he lives outside the school zone. ..."

13-Year-Old Builds 89-Square-Foot Home For $1500 And The Interior Is A True Masterpiece

By Metaspoon

"... Maybe they shut their bedroom door more often or spend less time with the family. They may spend time at a friend’s house or engrossed in homework, sports, or other hobbies. Most kids have a busy schedule filled with activities, and that may take even more time away from their family. ..."

Professor Green On The Importance Of Supporting White Working Class Boys

By NME on 01/09/2018

"... In the show, he explores the idea of educational failure, after recent statistics revealed that only 10 percent of white boys from severely disadvantaged backgrounds make it all the way to university.

Speaking to The Guardian, he explained how working class white-boys have become ‘disengaged’ with education, and claimed that a lack of self-belief is often largely to blame. ..."


 


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
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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

Bullying
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.

 
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