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The Providence Center, Rhode Island - New England Region 1: Understanding Street Gangs and Identifying Techniques and Strategies for Engagement and Interventions

9:00am - November 9, 2020
New England ATTC
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This full day training will focus on working with street gangs in the Northeastern part of the United States. Participants will hear about the factors that contribute to the trajectory of U.S. adolescents and young adults becoming gang members, maintaining their gang affiliation and ceasing their membership.  The sessions will also address the vulnerability of local communities to street gangs and will discuss the variations, functions, risk and protective factors, and consequences.  Additionally, what function the gang serves in satisfying the psychological and social needs of their members will be addressed.  In order to continue to build health equity the training will address the complex relationship between street gangs, criminal justice, drugs, addiction, violence, health problems, family issues, and access to culturally competent services. Outcome objectives - the participants will: have a greater understanding of the complexity of street gangs, how they interact with community, and their impacts; increase knowledge of risk/protective factors, criminal justice, drugs, addiction, violence, health, and family issues; increase skills and strategies for engaging street gangs and creating meaningful access to health and human services (Building Health Equity); and identify and increase opportunities for collaborations with organizations that work with street gangs (community and faith based, health and human services, criminal justice, etc.). [This is a closed event]