How To GANGS: How to Keep Your Children Away from Gangs, Drugs & Violence

How To GANGS: How to Keep Your Children Away from Gangs, Drugs & Violence

by Stacey Chillemi
     
 

Do you know who your child is socializing with outside the home? Are you protecting your child from gang activity through taking positive actions, such as monitoring their activities, fostering close relationships with them, and using positive discipline strategies? Parents play a pivotal role in keeping young people out of gangs.

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Overview

Do you know who your child is socializing with outside the home? Are you protecting your child from gang activity through taking positive actions, such as monitoring their activities, fostering close relationships with them, and using positive discipline strategies? Parents play a pivotal role in keeping young people out of gangs.

Most parents think not my child and lack information about gangs. Gangs are groups of children, adolescents and young adults who share a common identity and are involved in wrongful or delinquent activities. Most gang members tend to be adolescents or young adults, however, recent trends indicate that children are being recruited into gangs at a much earlier age, some when they are in elementary school. Traditionally, gang activity has been confined to cities but gangs are no longer just in large cities, they also exist in smaller towns and rural areas. Gangs can include people of every gender, race, culture and socioeconomic group.

Did you know…?

• There were an estimated 29,400 gangs and 756,000 gang members throughout 3,500 jurisdictions across the United States.
• Today’s gangs are very sophisticated, crossing state lines to establish groups and recruit members as young as 10 years old in communities across the country.
• Gangs use children because they know that whatever a child under thirteen does, they cannot go to jail.
• 32.4% of all the nation's cities, suburban towns and rural areas experienced gang problems
• Gangs are one of the leading factors in the growth of violent crimes in recent years both on and off school property.
• Gang involvement puts your child at risk of being arrested, getting badly hurt or even being killed.
• Gang involvement usually includes alcohol and drug use.
• Your child’s involvement in a gang puts your entire family at risk for retaliation from other gangs that they have been involved with in the past.
“GANGS: How to Keep Your Children Away from Gangs, Drugs & Violence,” brings together comprehensive information about GANGS and how to keep kids off the streets and away from gangs.

Inside this book, you'll discover...

• Valuable information about gangs
• How to keep your kids away from gangs
• What can parents do to help your children stay away from gangs
• Techniques and strategies to boost kids self-esteem & self-confidence
• Advice and information for people who want to get out of gangs
• Prevention and intervention tips for parents
• The support you need
• How kids can help themselves and their community from gangs
• And much more…

This book is geared toward parents trying to keep their kids away from gangs, drugs and violence, gang members who are looking for a way out, or readers who just want to learn about gangs and how to keep kids away from gangs, drugs and violence.

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Editorial Reviews

Reader - Gina Deer
This handbook is a resource for families and communities who want to stop young people from joining or staying in street gangs. It provides advice and information for people who want to get out of gangs. This book also provides information for parents to help them, so their children stay on the right track and as far away from gangs as possible. It was written to provide adults with the information and resources to prevent youth (male and female) from joining gangs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014691932
Publisher:
Lulu Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
138
File size:
3 MB

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