What Challenges Are Boys Facing, and What Opportunities Exist to Address Those Challenges? Initial Findings Brief

08/30/2008

This brief gathers and synthesizes statistics and research related to risks for boys across multiple domains, identifies successful interventions, and offers concrete suggestions for how caring community members can help support boys in their adolescence and as they transition to adulthood. Research on mortality and victimization; delinquency and violence; substance abuse; education; and positive youth activities is included. This brief is based on a comprehensive review of scientific literature on the strengths and challenges that affect boys ages 10 through 18.

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