Counseling & Special Ed

GANG ATTITUDES & ACTIONS: Strategies & Interventions

Course No. SS406K, SS506K

The phenomenon of gang related criminal youth activity has plagued our larger urban centers and inner cities for over two decades. However, in recent years we have seen an out migration of this type of activity and a linkage of gang activity with drug distribution. Smaller cities, towns and even suburban communities that, until recently, had no experience in dealing with this violent criminal subculture, suddenly are immersed with gang activity.

This course will explore the reasons gangs exist, how they are formed and what is the core of their existence. Participants will learn gang terminology, what defines gang attire and how to identify gang behavior. Levels of gang activity will be discussed along with specific strategies to minimize this activity in your schools.

Topics to be addressed include: types of gangs, how to discourage kids from joining a gang, pre-gang behavior, assessment and planning guide, intervention and strategy guidelines, system approach to gang prevention.

Several successful programs will be presented along with daily rules and guidelines to discourage gang involvement. Participants will find themselves more confident and capable of working with these at risk youths upon completing this course. 

This course is appropriate for educators in the K-12 range.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. Identified factors contributing to gang activity.
  2. Developed strategies to address school-wide pre-gang behavior.
  3. Intervened effectively when confronted with gang attitudes or actions.
  4. Listed intervention strategies for gang behavior, gang discussions or attitudes directed within a classroom.
  5. Developed an effective program for a classroom, school or district as it relates to gang behavior.
  6. Assessed appropriate interventions and integrate them into daily routines in the schools.
  7. Addressed preventative methods within the school system for students.

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