Workshop Description 1: (shorter day)
We will explore the challenge of truly understanding gang culture, what draws young people to it, and how we can offer a different path while attempting to repair harm.
Workshop Description 3: (full day)
Part 1 will encompass risk & protective factors most often present in gang members’ lives, present research about the “why” of working specifically with gang-affected youth and recognize the pervasive levels of trauma existing in our youths’ lives.
Part 2 will focus on moving past imprisonment as a solution and expand on the importance of gang-culture specific approaches of engagement to create a positive behavior change and begin the healing process.