What About Boys? Presentation Scheduled for Feb. 7

BSCO’s third Parent Education evening is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 at 7-8:30pm in the Bonny Slope Library.  This parent presentation looks at current data on boys in schools and their communities. Parents will learn about boys’ unique developmental issues and will walk away with tools that will support their son’s academic progress and explore ways to enhance communication with boys.

Howard Hiton is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been providing individual, family, and chemical dependency counseling services since 1987 in settings such as residential treatment for adjudicated boys, middle schools and high schools.  Howard has been in private practice with a passion for boy’s issues since 1995. He has conducted focus groups with boys, facilitated young men’s support groups, led boys’ nights out and spoken to parent and professional audiences across the region on how to best nurture boys. 

Mr. Hiton is the author of Building on Strengths, a report published by Portland Public Schools on improving boys’ school performance and a co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: Helping Boys Connect Through Physical Challenge and Strategic Storytelling, a Guidebook for Leading Boys Groups. Mr. Hiton is the father of two teenage boys.

Please join us for this important and valuable evening.  The Parent Education programs are a no-cost adults only series, made possible through BSCO’s annual budget and your generous BSCO donation.  Questions can be directed to Megan O’Malley Cook at parented@bonnyslopebsco.org.