Webinar: Community conversations: Reimagining gangs and gang members
The College of Social Work & Criminal Justice of the Florida Atlantic University® and the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will be hosting a free webinar about the intersection of social work and criminal justice aimed to reduce youth gang involvement.
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.
1. Identify risk factors of youth gang involvement.
2. Discuss successful re-entry, prevention and intervention techniques.
3. Discuss specific strategies to reduce youth gang involvement.
Who should attend? This is an intermedia level workshop designed for mental health providers, school mental health providers, faculty and students in social work and criminal justice.