Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101181
About the Course:
Youth gangs: An Overview provides an overview of the problems that youth gangs pose. It pinpoints the differences between youth gangs and adult criminal organizations, examines the risk factors that lead to youth gang membership, and presents promising strategies being used to curb youth gang involvement.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Youth Gangs: An Overview: Juvenile Justice Bulletin created by James C. Howell
Journal/Publisher:Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Publication Date:August 1998
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about an overview of youth gangs. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the history and demographic characteristics of youth gangs.
- Describe the scope of the youth gang problems.
- Explain why youth join gangs.
- Identify the correlation of youth gangs and violence.
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