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Parent Presentation: Boyhood for the 21st Century
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/21/2020
When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Where: Atlanta, Georgia 
United States


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$30*

 

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About 

Male models of abuse, casualty, and loss have dominated popular media. But the truth behind these headlines is surprising and deeply reassuring. It is not boys themselves but an outdated model of boyhood that is the problem. Those in charge of boyhood – parents, educators, coaches – need to challenge masculine stereotypes and myths and create a new paradigm for raising a boy who is resilient, emotionally astute, and morally grounded.

In a talk based upon his new book, How to Raise a Boy, Dr. Michael Reichert reviews what we know and what we are missing when it comes to raising our sons. Building on his research and clinical experience, as well as from other research in boyhood studies and interpersonal neuroscience, his perspective affirms the goodness of boys and offers a roadmap for all those who care for them.

Participants will:

  • Understand the historic model of boyhood and its developmental costs.
  • Review key aspects of boys’ lives – their emotional development, the role of friendship and intimacy, their health and wellness, violence, digital citizenship – to grasp some of the threats to their development and the protective role parents and others can play.
  • Appreciate how a relational approach to parenting, teaching, and mentoring boys can nurture their virtue and strengthen their resilience.

About the Presenter

Michael Reichert, Ph.D. is an applied and research psychologist who has immersed himself in clinical, research, and consultation experiences that have afforded a deep understanding of the conditions that allow a child to flourish in natural contexts: families, schools, and communities. He has created and run programs in both inner city communities and in some of the most affluent suburban communities in the world. His timely work has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and on CBS News. He is author of numerous articles and several books, including Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Lessons About What Works--and Why; I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners; and a book for parents, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men.

For ten years he helped to create and led an intervention for high-risk youth in the tri-state region around Philadelphia. The program raised over $4 million in grants and was named a “promising practice” for reducing youth violence by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He continues to lead The Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, which trains high school students in research methods to explore pressing questions about relationships and identity.

His work with the Center led to a request by the International Boys’ Schools Coalition to conduct a series of global studies on effective practices in boys’ education. As part of these studies, he traveled and met with boys, educators, and parents throughout Africa, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and in many states in the U.S. He has led workshops and consulted to hundreds of schools of all types.

Since 1984, Dr. Reichert has maintained a clinical practice outside Philadelphia, PA., specializing in work with boys, men and their families. In addition to direct patient care, he has served as the supervising psychologist at an independent boys’ school and has had the opportunity there to create and lead a program designed to enhance boys’ emotional literacy.

 

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