Community Conversations: Reimagining Gangs and Gang Members

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021
community conversations

The word "gangs" often connotes images of tough guys, drive-bys, and face tattoos, but these connotations don't even begin to cut it. During our next "Community Conversation: Illuminating Discussions at the Intersection of Social Work and Criminal Justice", we will discuss why it's high time that we begin rethinking gangs and gang members. Our expert panelists include J Rocky Romero, Ph.D., LMSW, trainer, and consultant for the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center; and Gabriel T Cesar, Ph.D., assistant professor in the FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice who teaches on criminological theory, criminal justice, and gangs with a research emphasis on social control, violence, and youth development.

They will cover the risk factors of youth gang involvement and discuss successful re-entry, prevention, and intervention techniques, as well as specific strategies to reduce youth gang involvement.

Don't miss this illuminating conversation, and feel free to share this link with others. When we know better, we can do better.

One (1) CEU is available for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychologists, School Psychologists, and Nurses.

Feb 18, 2021, 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

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