Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
Adolescence and Teenage Health

Guiding boys through the transition to adulthood can be complex and challenging but there are a number of programs and initiatives from around the world that are addressing the need for positive male role models, mentoring models and other strength-building programs to help grow boys into great men.

Disadvantaged boys more likely to be medicated: Adelaide

Children and teens from disadvantaged families, particularly boys living with a single parent, are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, an Adelaide study has shown.

Antipsychotic medications are typically used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar, and can also be used to treat behavioural issues associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Top Blokes Foundation

top blokes logo Founded in 2006 by Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, the Top Blokes Foundation challenges and empowers over 1000 young men each year, around the ages of 14 -24 to reach their potential and to make positive life choices through the Top Blokes mentoring, leadership and resilience programs.

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My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBK)

mbk alliance MBK is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of boys and young men of colour (BYMOC) by providing support and connecting young people to mentoring and support groups and to help them acquire skills to go to college or find a good job. 

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Child Trends: What Works For Male Adolescents

ChildTrends This resource from the US examined a large number of programs aimed at improving negative behaviours among male teens and analysed what worked and what did not work. 

"115 programs reviewed to uncover what works for adolescent males..."

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