During the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, which took place in Hollywood Sept. 1-3, 2010there were more than 80 workshops. The largest track was the Prevention Track sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Workshop Title: Adapting Gender-Based Violence Programs to Gang-Affiliated Youth Populations
- Frank Blaney and Lili Herrera, Peace Over Violence
- James Cortez, Bertha Cordova and Jocelyn Velasquez, Homeboy Industries
This workshop shared insights on implementing gender-based violence programming among youth with gang backgrounds. Gender-based violence prevention education for youth is traditionally delivered in school settings. Due to high levels of truancy and incarceration, many youth who have been involved with gangs are never exposed to this information. This workshop shared principles of adapting GBV programs to young men and women who have rejected or have been ostracized from mainstream society. Peace Over Violence staff have learned these adaptation skills from years of working with high-risk youth in urban Los Angeles. Examples of best practices include: balancing didactic education with Socratic methods of challenging youth, mentorship roles of staff, and keeping participants on task while providing an engaging, safe, and supportive environment.
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