ERIC Number: ED341891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Teenage Fathers: The "Maximizing a Life Experience" (MALE) Group. ERIC Digest.
Huey, Wayne C.
Most teenage fathers care about what happens to their children and need to be given the opportunity to explore their concerns and feelings; however, they do not usually ask for help on their own. The Maximizing a Life Experience (MALE) program focuses on the goals of helping young men to understand their emotional as well as their legal rights and responsibilities as unwed fathers and to learn about available resources. The program, which consists of eight sessions plus a group evaluation, is described, and it is concluded that school counselors must become more active in responding to the silent cries of the forgotten half of the teenage pregnancy problem. (ABL)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Early Parenthood, Fathers, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Resources, School Counseling, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.