Desk Reference #1: Latinx Youth Gang Prevention in School Systems

This resource contains a compendium of the Youth Gang curriculum that can help understand the Hispanic and Latino youth gang involvement and the context and implications for the mental health repercussions.

This desk reference will include a quick look at the following topics:

  • Mental Impacts of Gang Involvement
  • Trauma and Stress
  • Substance and Abuse and other Mental Effects
  • Common Reasons for Gang Joining
  • Geographic and Environmental Factors
  • Push and Pull Factors
  • Hispanic and Latino Identity
  • Cultural Considerations when working with Latino Youth and Families
  • Cultural Inclusive Approach
  • Main Takeaways 
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