Gangs 101, Games Children Play and Message in the Music (Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:00am – 4:30pm; Friday, June 18, 2021 (9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.)

Gangs 101: Street gangs are an ever-changing and continuous growing society that poses a threat to our youth. Though unorganized, they have a global influence on society, culture and economics. The war is no longer just in the streets; it’s in our schools, at your front door, and in many homes. Youth are at higher risk of joining a gang if they engage in delinquent behaviors, are aggressive or violent, have an unstable home environment, experience many problems at school, associate with or be-friend other gang-involved youth, or live-in communities where they feel unsafe. Therefore, to protect our youth, the gang situation must be addressed from a holistic perspective. It takes everyone working together to implement layers of protective circles so strong that no youth falls prey to the gangster influence and propaganda. We must have strong families and communities to combat this age-old evil that continues to drain us of one of our greatest natural resources…our youth. Parents, teachers, and community providers must embrace every opportunity to learn how to manage disruptive behavior and improve interpersonal skills in our young citizens. Communities must be proactive and acknowledge the potential for gang activity, even when it is not prevalent.

Games Children Play: This intriguing workshop is designed to alert parents, healthcare professionals, teachers, physicians, religious leaders, and other gatekeepers to the latest trends in youth behavior that result in prescription drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and sexual promiscuity. Emphasis is placed on identification of risk factors and key indicators relative to suicidal thoughts, behaviors, and tendencies.

Message in the Music: This informative, fun, interactive, and educational workshop will encourage professionals to explore the music world. Today many of the messages contained in the lyrical content of music and portrayed on the big screen communicate acceptance and glorification of crime, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, illicit sexual behavior, and degradation. Participants learn how to properly examine the lyrical content within various music genres such as, Hip Hop, Country-Western, Rock-n-Roll, Blues, Heavy Metal, Pop, R&B/Soul, Alternative and more.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify 2 unique gangs and gang activity, trending games among youth, up-to-date cultural slang and terms used as lyrics.
  • Identify 3 risk and protective factors relevant to suicide awareness and gangs.
  • Identify 2 prevention and intervention strategies to achieve successful outcomes.

9.0 CE’s for:

  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Peer Support Specialist
  • DMH – Prevention Specialist
  • MAAP
  • EDU – Educator (tentative), visit www.msbhln.org

Presenter

Marc Fomby, FTC Prevention Services, LLC

Location

Virtual

Date

Jun. 17, 2021 - Jun. 18, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

Marc Fomby, FTC Prevention Services, LLC

Location

Virtual