ERIC Number: EJ592669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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In Gangs We Trust: A Close-Up of the New Induction.
Blankstein, Alan Meredith; Sandoval, Gilbert "Sandy"
Reaching Today's Youth: The Community Circle of Caring Journal, v3 n1 p24-27 Fall 1998
Explains how the needs children are trying to meet through gang involvement are the same ones that societies meet with rites of passage. Although gang rituals are antisocial, the needs they meet for youth are healthy. Offers several strategies that can be used when working with youth involved in gangs. Urges educators to help youth develop alternate rites of passage. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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