Youth gang involvement impacts the health and welfare of the individual, as well
as that of his or her family, peers, and community.
Gangs have direct effects on a community, such as increased levels of crime,
violence and murder. ... What are some good steps to take to stop youth violence
Non-gang member friends are cast aside and soon the youth's only friends are
gang members. Gang membership, although a temporary phase for some youths,
Gang membership can severely hurt one's health and future. Gang members may
be killed or injured. Many put themselves in danger of disease, prison, and ...
It's not unusual for a teen interested in joining a gang to have a relative who's
currently involved with a gang or has been in the past. Some gangs appeal to a ...
My topic is on the psychological costs of gang violence on the individual and the
... I begin, then, with some of the obvious psychological effects of gang violence.
Feb 19, 2014 ... Some call the area the "gang capital" of the United States, with more than 450
gangs with at least 45.000 active gang members, according to ...
Nov 10, 2011 ... Gangs are an essential part of growing up and becoming a law abiding citizen,
but you wouldn't know it from the media, says Caspar Walsh.
Some children and adolescents are motivated to join a gang for a sense of ... One
of the worst effects of gang membership is the exposure to violence. Gang ...
The increase in gang violence and crime in some Aboriginal communities has ...
This gang effect adds to the social and family risk factors that may be present ...