Helping “Homies” Heal
"How could a 14-year-old child stab a 15-year-old child to death?
This is a question that many people in our community are asking. The reality is that there is an ongoing animosity between rival gangs in Santa Barbara. Young children are witnessing and becoming involved in progressively more violent conflicts each day and many have seen unimaginable acts by their teenage years. Reports may tend to place blame for gang criminal activity on individual children, but we must recognize the problem as a societal rather than individual one."
Griffiths, Amy-Jane, "Helping “Homies” Heal" (2007). Education Faculty Articles and Research. 228.
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