1st Edition

Girl Gangs A Programme of Education and Support for Girls Vulnerable to Gang Culture

By Tina Rae Copyright 2012
    172 Pages
    by Speechmark

    This vital resource offers an intervention designed to help divert young women from engaging in girl gang culture by providing them with the opportunities to explore alternative options for themselves that ensure a sense of self-worth and belonging in a non-aggressive culture where crime in not integral to their self-definition. This unique resource will give your school access to tools and evidence-based solutions that educate students about the risks of gang culture and provide them with strategies to rationalise and reject anti-social and offending behaviours. This essential resource will enable you to: identify the existence of both girl and boy gangs in school; develop whole school curriculum offering effective teaching and learning about gang issues; adopt a holistic approach to tackling gang culture including parents, community groups and local agencies; secure help for the most vulnerable students; and, prepare staff to deal with the difficulties that arise in tackling these issues.

    Part One: Introduction 3 Chapter 1: The Nature and Background to Gang Culture 5 Chapter 2: Using the Programme 15 References 22, Part Two: Staff Training: PowerPoint Presentation 25 Chapter 3: PowerPoint Presentation and Staff Training Resources 27, Part Three: The Student Programme 51 Session 1: What is a Gang and Why do We Want One? 53, Session 2: Girl Gangs Versus Boy Gangs 65, Session 3: Self-Defence Issues 77, Session 4: Sense of Belonging 87, Session 5: Self-Esteem Issues 99, Session 6: Peer Pressure 109, Session 7: Media Glamorisation 121 Session 8: Conflict: Finding Resolutions 131, Session 9: Gaining Status 145, Session 10: Future Impacts 155, Appendices


    Tina Rae, Elizabeth Smith