Professional Development Workshops
Law ENFORCEMENT Trainings
Gang Prevention in Schools
Implementing Gang prevention in schools provides the school district with another valuable resource. Different topics are discussed based on the age/grade of the students. The following is a brief outline of the issues that are discussed:
What is a gang?
Discuss the difference between a gang and a club. Discuss the negative impact of gangs.
Discuss the choices that kids have to make and the effects of these decisions. Discuss the ability to make ones own choices.
Families and their importance
Helping students understand their differences in families and what makes them unique and special.
Discuss the importance of setting goals.
Helping students find a sense of pride in themselves. Learning to appreciate the difference in their classmates.
Violent behavior and its results
Discuss the impact of violent behavior.
Drugs/Gangs and Your Neighborhood
Discuss the negative impact that drugs and gangs have on neighborhoods.
Discuss non-violent ways of dealing with problems.
These topics help generate a lot of feedback from the kids. They help improve and enhance their life and social skills. The program will make the kids aware of the alternatives to gang involvement, and of the positive opportunities that are available.
Community Gang Prevention Trainings
To effectively combat the issue of gangs, communities must be proactive in addressing their objectives and goals. Each One, Teach One Gang Services will discuss the programs that are being successfully implemented along with helping communities in:
- Setting up public forums to identify community concerns, brainstorm solutions and implement strategies/action plan regarding gang violence.
- Bring in ministry, law enforcement/judicial, schools, businesses and community.
- Discuss the importance of community involvement and selecting an “energetic” neighborhood and begin the process of community mobilization.
- Discuss creating Youth Policy Boards to support concerted efforts in addressing issues.
- Help bring together vital organizations and resources that serve the youth, assist in fostering the collaboration and coordination of these existing programs.
- Work with school districts in educating and implementing “zero tolerance” towards gang identifiers and activities.
- Discuss after-school work stipend programs for youth.
- Discuss the relationship community residence and police departments must develop.
Gang Prevention Trainings & Seminars
1. Person will be educated on the culture of youth gangs; including gang signs and symbols, body markings, graffiti, etc.
2. They will have a proper understanding of social media and the impact media plays in this culture.
3. They will have a proper understanding of prevention, intervention and suppression strategies that can be utilized.
II. Brief overview of gang involvement
a. Why youth join
c. Updated gang identification training (colors, clothing, body marking’s, etc.)
d. Creating a Gang Assessment
III. Brief Gang history
a. National Gangs (Bloods, Crips, ALKQN, etc.) vs. Local Hybrid gangs
IV. Prevention, Intervention, Suppression strategies
a. Engaging Gang Involved youth
b. Applying methods of intervention and using educational tools with gang involved youth.
c. Utilizing materials and programs with gang involved youth.
d. Creating a Gang Free environment.
e. Community Involvement including Community based partnerships (Graffiti removal programs, tattoo removal, faith based efforts, community ed. programs, etc.)
f. Role of schools, community agencies, youth facilities (Extended school days, Alternatives to suspensions, Teen Nights, etc.)
g. Suppression (Police, roundtables, parole/probation, legislation targeting gangs, geomapping and tracking, etc.)
h. Gangs and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
i. Overview of popular street drugs (Synthetic Drugs, Cheese/Heroin, Krunk, etc.)