According to the U.S. Department of Justice, gang activity has increased 27% in Suburban America over the past ten years. Teachers are impacted heavily as this anti-social culture has entered our Educational Institutions. This course offers insight for all teachers and administrators as to the appearance of gang infiltration in our schools. It will also provide extensive information of what local gangs look like, their symbols/patterns in the community, correlation with historical gangs, how to prevent and report these types of behaviors in the classroom, as well as the educational impact they have on our students.


Students enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. how to identify local gangs in their area as well as provide positive interaction with these members (if prevalent) in order to maximize their educational awareness.
  2. know what they can do to provide a safe environment for other non-gang affiliated students.
Understand

  1. the reason for gang prevalence in their school.
  2. why students feel the need to join such violent and pretentious groups and be able to guide those students toward positive choices.
and Be Able To

  1. identify the warning signs of students who have become involved in gang activity.
  2. proactively present local news and information to their students in a way that is not threatening and productive.

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