Boys Talk events are special, gender-specific group discussion for pre-teen and teen boys. All discussions will be age-appropriate and a variety of views may be shared in this informal, “open chat” forum. Boys will have an opportunity to air concerns and ask questions of adult men in a safe, accepting and nonjudgmental environment.
About the Facilitators
Sessions are typically facilitated by one of our Leadership Team, Mark Arsenault, and a volunteer, Bobby Uppal.
Mark is a Co-founder and the Director of Face2Face Youth Group. He is a father, a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider, decorated veteran of Desert Storm, retired law enforcement officer, John Maxwell Team certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach, a former resource parent, and the Executive Director of a local nonprofit.
Bobby is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II) and works in Sacramento. He is a former Reentry Specialist. He has experience in case management, community outreach, group therapy and public speaking.
Disclaimer: Nothing discussed by one of our staff or volunteers is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of a mental or physical health problem, or for prescribing medication. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental disorder. Although some staff and/or volunteers have received training as counselors/therapists or Youth Mental Health First Aid, any information provided for informational and educational purposes only. Face2Face assumes no responsibility for how the information provided is used. This is not a counseling or therapy service. Please review our full disclaimer here.