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Wednesday
Jan082014

Why boys need a boyhood to become good men | essentialkids.com.au

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Boys struggling to find their self-worth ... Photo: Getty Images

Given the current deep community outpourings of concern for the senseless violence present on Australian streets at night, the disturbing numbers of little boys being suspended and expelled from our schools, and the decreasing numbers of young men attending and graduating university, something is going wrong in the world of our boys.

I lay blame on society, which seems to have stolen boyhood in the name of a sanitised, politically correct, gender neutral, bland childhood.

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Thursday
Aug152013

2013 Menslink Business Breakfast | National Press Club

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Tuesday 24 September 2013
7.00am for a 7:30am start - 9.30am
National Press Club of Australia
$70.00 per person

The Menslink Business Breakfast is a great opportunity for leading Canberrans to show their support for a truly local charity and a great cause. Now in its seventh year, the breakfast is an ideal networking event for anyone interested in supporting young men across our region.

Over the past eleven years, Menslink has supported over a thousand young men through their adolescence to become contributing, productive members of society. Yet the statistics are still stacked against young men and we need your assistance to help turn them around. Young men are overwhelmingly represented in adverse violence, crime, school and university retention rates, while suicide remains the leading cause of death among young males aged from 15 right through to 45.

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Wednesday
May012013

EMALE Issue 122 (May 2013)

In this month's issue:

What is a man? The Media have their say

Sexist Hyper-Masculine Adverts Make Men Aggressive

Women: hitting your man is not cute; it's abuse

men’s health services training programs

What Makes a Man a Man – New Male Mentoring Initiative

news briefs

  • Equal Marriage in New Zealand
  • Women more in denial about their weight and health
  • Alcohol fuelled aggression linked to abusive father-son relationships

future events

  • 2013 National Men’s Health Gathering October 22 - 25 2013 Brisbane Convention Centre
  • SAMSN - Survivors & Mates Support Network Group starting May 7 - June 25 Sydney
Thursday
Jan312013

St. Francis House: Mentoring Young Men in a Fatherless Society. By Joseph Campo

The centrality of a father or male mentor in the life of a young man is discussed by the director of St. Francis House, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. A brief description of this home for boys 18 years and older who have come from extremely difficult situations is followed by reflections on the importance of men’s personal commitment to boys, in particular the combination of a male model for young men’s spiritual life.

From New Male Studies: An International Journal - Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 72-77.

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Saturday
Oct272012

He'll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men – MHV’s first regional PD and community tour (Victoria)

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Immediately following the Victorian Male Health Gathering, keynote speaker Celia Lashlie embarks on a speaking tour to seven locations across Victoria.  She will present her observations arising from The Good Man Project, in which she visited 25 New Zealand boys’ secondary schools to examine how best adults in all capacities can help teenage boys have the best chance of becoming great men, husbands/partners, fathers, community members, etc.

These events will be free of charge or a small charge might apply in some venues.  In six locations Celia will present a Professional Development session for teachers, youth workers, police youth officers, etc. in the late afternoon.  In the evening she will address parents and anyone at all who is concerned with adolescent boy development and/or may have missed the PD session in the afternoon.  In Mornington there is only the one general session at 6.00 pm.

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