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Entries in Rites of Passage (17)

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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Sunday
Nov172013

Powerhouse Programs - Because Growing Up is Optional

Powerhouse Programs is the creation of Stephen Halsall and Andy Roy. Both Stephen and Andy have been heavily involved in working with men and boys through well-respected national community development organisations. Their lives and relationships have become richer for these endeavours and they take great joy in sharing this with others.

In doing this work in the community it became very clear to them that there was significantly more they could to do to bring this powerful work into the lives of a larger proportion of our society.

Stephen and Andy met in 2003 where as chance would have it, they both attended their first men only weekend in the Gold Coast Hinterland. From that fateful encounter they have become close friends and work colleagues through facilitating programs like Common Ground (a 9-week life skills course for men program), Pathways to Manhood (a week-long contemporary Rite-of-Passage for men and boys), on various organising committees for Men’s Gatherings and executive committees. In 2009 they jointly developed a Men’s Rite of Passage program which was gifted to Men’s Wellbeing Association. (www.menswellbeing.org)

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Tuesday
Nov052013

21st Century Man: The Way Forward (Video)

A stand-out session from the 2013 National Men's Health Gathering in Brisbane was the world-focus keynote discussion panel sponsored by the Australian Men's Health Forum, titled 21st Century Man: The Way Forward.

This discussion about the changing roles of men and boys is something Australia and the world have been waiting for – and is now available on YouTube.

Chaired by AMHF President, Julian Krieg, speakers included:

Watch the complete forum:

Watch excerpts:

Gary Misan:

Glen Poole:

Dr Arne Rubenstein:

Dr Warren Farrell:

Q & A:

Saturday
Mar312012

The Odyssey Program (In-School Workshops for Adolescent Boys)

March 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2012. We hope you can spare a few moments to read what is new with us and how we might be able to support you and your school in bringing out the best in your boys in 2012 and beyond.

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Saturday
Mar172012

The Odyssey Program: In School Workshops For Adolescent Boys

The Odyssey Program is here to help Australian teenage boys become the best men they can be!

The  Program  visits  secondary  schools with  a fun and  engaging day  of workshops jam-packed with information and activities guaranteed to have everyone thinking a little differently. (Teachers included!)

Our passionate  aim is to  challenge  adolescent males to  open up  and discuss issues that affect them all.

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