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The BEAT: a youth gang prevention program
Jennifer C. Povoledo (author)Linda O'Neill (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Number of pages in document: 123
The purpose of this project was to develop an effective gang prevention program. A literature review on effective programs for vulnerable youth was used to design an after school gang prevention program. The program, named The BEAT, provides a flexible, youth-centred curriculum with the goal of reducing anti-social behaviours and building healthy relationships. The BEAT teaches interpersonal skills through discussions, activities, mentoring, life skill development and recreational opportunities. The program is designed to partner with family support programs and community agencies to create a wraparound approach to support vulnerable adolescent males, ages 11 to 14. The BEAT provides 11 group sessions with two follow up sessions and contains resource links and activities for group facilitators. --Leaf ii.
Gang prevention -- British Columbia -- Prince George.Problem youth -- Services for -- British Columbia -- Prince George.Juvenile deliquency -- British Columbia -- Prince George -- Prevention.