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NCJ Number: 249746 Find in a Library
Title: Guia sobre las pandillas para los padres (Parents' Guide to Gangs)
Corporate Author: National Gang Ctr (NGC)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Gang Ctr (NGC)
Tallahassee, FL 32317-2729
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF (Spanish)|PDF (English)
Type: Instructional Material; Issue Overview; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English; Spanish
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In providing parents with answers to common questions about gangs, this guide assists parents in recognizing and preventing the gang involvement of their children.
Abstract: The questions and answers address why youth join gangs, the consequences of gang involvement, and ways to recognize that a child is involved in a gang. To assist parents in recognizing signs a child may be involved with a gang, information is provided on gang colors, symbols and numbers, clothing and apparel, graffiti, gang involvement in social media, gang-influenced music and movies, sports items, tattoos, and hand signs. Behavioral signs of gang involvement are also listed, such as withdrawing from family activities and planned events, declining academic performance, staying out late without reason, and excessive aggression. The guide’s concluding section instructs parents in how to prevent a child from becoming involved with a gang. Among the suggestions are to talk to your child about the negative consequences of gang behaviors and ways to avoid them; become acquainted with a child’s friends and the parents of the friends; talk to your child about ways to deal with pressure from friends; limit your child’s contact with known gang-involved individuals; set firm limits for your child; and plan family time to talk about family activities, personal feelings, and complaints.
Main Term(s): Gang Prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Parent education; Parent-Child Relations; Parental influence
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