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NCJ Number: 149297 Find in a Library
Title: SANE (Substance Abuse and Narcotics Education Program) Gang Curriculum Development Committee
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Sale Source: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
4700 Ramona Boulevard
Monterey Park, CA 91754
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Gang Curriculum Development Committee sought to create a gang prevention curriculum modeled on a successful substance abuse prevention program targeted at children in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.
Abstract: The curriculum is based on the belief that there is a positive relationship between drug use and gang-related behavior. Drug abuse is virtually omnipresent in gangs, drug usage in gangs is used as a rite of passage, and the street gang often acts as a drug supply and distribution network. This curriculum is designed to address three specific attitudinal areas -- cognitive, behavioral, and emotional -- in order to present a complete and coherent message to children. The format of each lesson is similar: a 15-minute review of the previous lesson, a 30-minute activity such as role playing or a written exercise, and a 15-minute group discussion of the activity. Subjects which are incorporated into the lessons include self-esteem, decisionmaking, communication skills, values, future orientation, alternatives to gang involvement, media influence, personal responsibility, safety strategies, power, and emotion. 4 appendixes and 45 references
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Curriculum; Gang Prevention; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Juveniles
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