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Boys Will Be Men: Road to Recovery - Presented by Dennis Morrow - Format Details: This is one training split into two half days. Virtual 2 half days Oct 6th & Oct 20th
Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
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Boys Will Be Men: Road to Recovery
Join us for a unique gender-specific, evidenced-based training focused exclusively on high risk boys. This training is designed to increase the effectiveness of individual counselors and of programs working with boys and men.


What you will learn:

  • Why boys are outwardly impulsive
  • Why gangs are more linked to evidenced-based practice than boot camps and treatment programs
  • Why time-outs for boys can make things worse
  • Why treating a boy for any symptom is always a co-occurring disorder
  • Why standard treatment practices fly in the face of Mother Nature 

Boys Will Be Men provides an in-depth examination of the boy and male experience. It is an interactive/experiential training which presents scientific, historical and statistical information that challenges commonly held myths about what really works in the treatment of boys/youth/men. This training is designed for both experienced professionals and people new to the field of working with boys. It will help you stretch and grow as a mentor, parent, friend, counselor and has broad applications for your roles outside of work as well.

What you will gain:

  • Increase your knowledge of brain and biological differences between boys and girls
  • Increase your awareness of how these differences impact on boys’ behavior and their response to treatment interventions
  • Identify the elements of effective, gender-specific treatment programs for boys
  • Increase your awareness of personal bias we all carry toward boys and the impact these have in the context of a professional relationship
  • Provide evidenced-based treatment processes that work with a boy’s brain/biology rather than against it.

Who should attend: Social service providers working with boys, adolescents and young men. This training will be virtual and open to all.

Where: Zoom links will be emailed after you register and before the event.

Format Details: This is one training split into two half days. 

Cost: $69.00 (For both Oct 6th & Oct 20th)


Get 25% off when you have a group of 8 or more. To get your discount code, email Naomi at [email protected] 

About the trainer:

Dennis Morrow, M.A.Ed., MBA has been the Executive Director of Janus Youth Programs, Inc. since 1980. The agency has a $12 million budget, employs a staff of 250 at 21 locations in Oregon and Washington, and provides a wide array of services to high-risk adolescents.  Dennis is also a management consultant working with both nonprofit and for-profit businesses, and he serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Portland State University (Institute for Nonprofit Management) and an Instructor at Portland Community College (Alcohol and Drug Counselor Education). He has provided training and workshops for over 30,000 people and hundreds of businesses/organizations ranging from small nonprofits to some of the largest accounting firms in the world. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Dennis has also developed counselor and parent training programs for over 30 years including: Basic Counseling Skills; Advanced Counseling Skills; Parents-in-Charge; Adult Odyssey (impact of race and gender on the therapeutic relationship); Relationships and Addiction; Men and Addiction; and Boys Will Be Men: Gender Specific Treatment for Boys. In 2012 he released The MaleBox: A Journey into a Deeper Understanding of Boys and Men, a set of 4 DVDs designed for use in training counselors/teachers/mentors working with males as well as a Gender-Specific Group Curriculum for working with teenage boys and adult males.  In 2009, Dennis was recognized by the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business at their 75th Anniversary as one of the “Significant 75” graduates from the Business School and by Portland State University for Outstanding Contributions to the Division of Public Administration. As a working manager himself and a parent of eight adopted children, Dennis tends to focus on concrete strategies and techniques which can be directly applied for even the most complex organizational/human dynamics. A former student described Dennis as “a combination of Dirty Harry, the Dalai Lama, and Mr. Rogers…but I never know who is going to show up next!”