资源 for Dealing with Gangs, Gun Violence and Trauma

皇冠365 is actively working with community members, school leaders and city officials to support the needs of our neighborhoods. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of each of our students—your children.

Adults can often feel uncomfortable discussing sensitive issues like gangs and violence with young people. 然而, if young people are dealing with gangs in their school or community, they need opportunities to talk candidly about these issues with trusted adults. The significance of an anti-gang message increases when it comes from a person who has a caring relationship with the young person.

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How Do I Know if My Student is in a Gang?

Some signs that may indicate gang involvement include:

  • Shirts, hats, and other clothing in matching colors or with matching logos and symbols. Also check for insignia on jewelry, belts, shoelaces, or tattoos.

  • Gang graffiti on notebooks, clothing and other personal belongings. Watch for things written in Old English-style letters or in hard-to-decipher handwriting.

  • Newly acquired and unexplained money or expensive possessions that are displayed, 穿, 或者与同伴分享.

  • Carrying or showing off a gun, knife, or other weapon.

  • Changes in the student’s behavior and lifestyle, such as:

    • 学校成绩差或不及格

    • 敌对的或挑衅的态度

    • Secrecy about activities or time away from home

    • 吸毒或酗酒

    • Involvement in illegal activities or trouble with law enforcement

Factors to consider when talking about gang-related issues with youth:

  • Be sensitive to the child’s level of understanding. 他/她知道什么? What is he/she seeing in the neighborhood and at school?

  • Take a strong, no-tolerance stand against gangs and violence. Do not allow your child to glorify gangs, 穿帮派风格的衣服, or use gang-related slang or insults.

  • Talk about the negative effects of gang membership on young people, 他们的家庭, 朋友, 学校和皇冠365.

  • Have everyday discussions with your child about positive life choices.

  • Emphasize to young people that their choices matter because their happiness and well-being are important not only to themselves but to the people who care about them.

  • Emphasize your child’s positive qualities and give them positive feedback regularly.

  • Finally, please understand that consistency is key. Young people need to hear consistent messages about gangs delivered by the adults they know and trust: family members, 老师, 教练, 邻居, 等. Remain accessible and involved with these young people. 这些长期, caring relationships with adults can provide them incentives and a support network to stay out of gangs.

Below is a list of 皇冠365 and community-created resources that can be helpful for supporting students and families experiencing trauma.

人际资源

WellPower (formerly Mental Health Center of Denver)

免费精神健康服务
303-504-6500

科罗拉多危机和支持热线

Resource for mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis help – information and referrals
844-493-8255,或文字通话至38255
常见问题解答

全国自杀生命线

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline
800-273-8255

Safe2Tell科罗拉多

Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, 你的朋友, 你的家庭或皇冠365. Offers phone, app and online reporting options.
877-542-7233

City and County of Denver 资源

Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 720-913-7867 (STOP)
帮派热线:720-913-1339
举报涂鸦:720-913-1311
仇恨犯罪热线:720-913-6458

打开青年帮派的大门

与有风险的青少年一起工作, 他们的家庭 and the communities affected by gang culture, violence and recruitment by providing alternative positive and structured activities, family support and gang intervention services.

帮派救援和支持项目

Peer-run intervention program that works with youth who are at risk of gang involvement or are presently active in gangs, helps families of gang victims and advocates for youth.