Gangs are very seriously intertwined with youth violence and criminality, and, with gang violence in the UK on the rise, it is essential we recognise the extent of the problem and understand how to safeguard our at-risk youth.
This course overs a comprehensive overview to the subject of gangs and youth violence, helping the learner to understand what gangs are and what they do, the part women and girls play in gangs, and what can be done to prevent gang recruitment.
The course contains three modules which give you a very comprehensive picture of the state of the UK today. It uses interactive screens, real-life cases, quotes, and scenarios, as well as thought-provoking questions designed to keep the learner engaged all the way through the course.
In this course you will learn:
- The ways gangs are defined and how gang violence is measured
- Territorial conflicts
- The risk factors for gang membership, and the warning signs that a young person is in a gang
- The roles women and girls play in gangs and why they join
- How they’re sexually exploited by gangs and the signs
- The windows of opportunity for intervention
- Racial bias regarding gangs and how to challenge your own thinking about violent youth
- The importance of inter-agency cooperation and intervening early
- Methods for schools to handle at-risk and disruptive students
- The role of the police, hospitals, and third sector groups in preventing gang recruitment and violence