The program aims to help young boys increase their understanding of self and others, through building their emotional understanding, managing challenging feelings, developing greater levels of respect in their relationships and improving their self-esteem.
The theme of ‘Crossroads’ is explored in every session. Young people are supported by facilitators to consider the ways in which, throughout their daily lives, they are faced with choices. It’s at these moments, these crossroads, that they can make decisions about who they want to be and how they want to respond to build positive, respectful relationships and good mental health.
Identity: (present and future).
Feelings: exploring understanding of different feelings and body mapping.
Building emotional capacity: exploring the understanding of different feelings, speaking and unpacking the hard emotions that young people, particularly boys might not often address.
Consent: The CARE factor, breaking down the areas around consent, age of consent, respect and equality in these matters.
Relationships: exploring relationships for young people, what makes a healthy relationship, and how to make responsible, respectful choices during, and when they end.
Gender roles: critically unpacking masculinity and femininity, differences between sex and gender, macro, meso and micro systems and the impact of traditional gender roles.
Cyber Safety: the legal and ethical issues related to sexting, online bullying and pornography.
How does B2A work?
Boys 2 Adolescents is a free 8-session early intervention program delivered in schools to support boys aged 11–13 years.
Boys 2 Adolescents is a group program run in schools. We welcome enquiries from schools in Melbourne's north east to express interest in this program. For more information please fill in the form below and one of our lovely Intake and Engagement team members will be in touch with you. Alternatively if you would like to speak to someone on the phone please call us on (03) 9450 0900.
If this service is not available in your area, please contact us so we can help you get in touch with the right people.