Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches / Edition 1

Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches / Edition 1

by Curtis Branch
     
 

Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches offers a collection of chapters on how to deal with gangs effectively. The book is divided into three sections, each devoted to a type of setting in which services are provided to gang-affiliated adolescents and their families: community-based interventions, specialized agency-based interventions, and mental health… See more details below

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Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches offers a collection of chapters on how to deal with gangs effectively. The book is divided into three sections, each devoted to a type of setting in which services are provided to gang-affiliated adolescents and their families: community-based interventions, specialized agency-based interventions, and mental health interventions. Adolescent Gangs moves beyond the usual position of describing gangs and gang members as social misfits. Rather, the book operates from the basic belief that gang members are normal people - often participating in abnormal behavior - in search of a place for themselves in the communities in which they live. The editor has recruited leading experts in a variety of disciplines to examine new and creative ways of thinking about gangs and how to respond to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876309230
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. ICommunity-Based Interventions1
1Welcome Home Boyz: Building Communities through Cultural Capital17
2Adolescent Gangs: A Practitioner's Perspective39
3Hope: Sustaining a Vision of the Future57
Pt. IISpecialized Agency-Based Interventions87
4Denver County Court Probation Intervention with Gang-Affiliated Youth97
5Youth Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment, Implications, and Promising School-Based Strategies115
6Energizing and Organizing the Community129
Pt. IIIMental Health Interventions149
7Culture-Focused Group Therapy: Identity Issues in Gang-Involved Youth159
8Youth Gangs, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Schools, and System Change175
9Pathologizing Normality or Normalizing Pathology?197
Pt. IVSummary, Conclusions, and Recommendations213
Index225

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