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Be Strong - Not Violent: A Community Toolkit to Prevent and Reduce Gangs and Youth Violence
The problems of gangs and youth violence cross all ethnic, financial and social barriers. This toolkit will help your community be proactive in addressing gangs and youth violence before widespread fear and denial lead to an ineffective response. Includes CD with 3 PowerPoint presentations; PSA for television; manual with reproducible handouts addressing general information on gangs and youth violence, gang symbols, graffiti, safety tips for teens, and the role of, and action steps for, parents, grandparents, business and the faith community. Also includes strategies to mobilize your community, and a how to guide for developing a community-based Gang Task Force. A list of resources addressing gangs and youth violence, as well as resources to help build strong, resilient youth is included, as is a Zero Tolerance sticker (decal).