Confronting sexual violence among female youth gang members
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify the signs and symptoms of intimate partner violence in the female youth gang population. Explain some of the barriers to getting help and most importantly know where to turn to for assistance if they suspect intimate partner violence in the female youth gang population. Analyze some novel prevention/intervention programs that have worked in the community to help stop this problem before it's too late.
Keyword(s): Youth Violence, Family Violence
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 17 years of first-hand experience working with youth gangs and survivors of intimate partner violence as a researcher, academician, and law enforcement officer. I am a former Deputy Sheriff with the LA County Sheriffâs Department where I worked in the gang unit. Currently, I am a certified sexual assault counselor and Assistant Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where I continue my research in this area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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