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NCJ Number: NCJ 217478     Find in a Library
Title: Parents' Guide to Gangs
  Document URL: HTML PDF (English) PDF (Spanish) 
Corporate Author: National Youth Gang Ctr
c/o Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2006
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This booklet provides parents with concise information on gangs and assists them in the recognition and prevention of gang involvement by young people.
Abstract: Behaviors associated with joining a gang, common gang identifiers, and what parents can do are the three issues targeted in this pocket guide for parents. Some of the behaviors associated with joining a gang include: negative changes in behavior, suspected drug use, unexplained cash or goods, and the presence of firearms. Common gang identifiers referenced include: gang-style clothing and dress, symbols and numbers, colors, sports items, graffiti, tattoos, hand signs, and gang-influenced music and movies. Research indicates that parents play a vital role in keeping young people out of gangs. Parents can protect their children from gang activity. However, parents often lack factual information about gangs. This pocket guide is designed to provide parents with essential information in order to recognize and prevent gang involvement. In addressing prevention efforts, parents are encouraged to talk to their children about gangs and how to avoid gangs, to talk to their children about ways to deal with pressure from friends, to set firm limits with their children and teens, and to plan family time.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Public information ; Parent education ; Gangs ; Parent-Child Relations ; Parental influence ; Gang Prevention ; Parent and child education
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

National Youth Gang Ctr
c/o Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)
P.O. Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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