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Fostering Relational Strengths: The role of Women in Supporting Men’s Health
This webinar offers a way of looking at and thinking about boys that reflects a feminist, relational framework for understanding people’s lives and experiences. Dr. Chu will begin by highlighting boys’ relational strengths and describing how boys’ gender socialization can lead them to cover up these aspects of their humanity. She will then consider how boys’ alignment with culturally prescribed norms of masculine behavior can impact their relationships and wellbeing. Finally, Dr. Chu will suggest how women (and others) can support boys’ healthy development by fostering boys’ connections to themselves and to others.
Presenter: Dr. Judy Chu